The Solid-state spectroscopy group specialises in the study of optically active centres in crystals. Our work is highly interdisciplinary, combining the fields of fundamental spectroscopy, quantum optics, condensed matter physics, quantum information, crystal growth and quantum physics theory. Our aim is to develop the resources and protocols necessary to implement quantum communication networks, quantum computation and quantum sensing. With the right choice of optical centres and crystals, extremely long quantum coherence times are possible, making these systems ideal for quantum storage, processing and sensing applications.
Our group focuses on two different types of materials: