Critical devices for quantum computing and communications can be implemented through the transfer of quantum information on light fields to and from rare-earth doped crystals. The rare-earth ions provide a platform for long-term storage of quantum information and non-linear interactions whilst the light provides the ideal means of transmitting quantum information and performing linear operations. This project aims to develop a photonic quantum processor based on a planar waveguide architecture incorporating rare-earth doped crystals. The processor with integrate quantum sources, memories modulators and detectors all onto the one chip.
Although primarily a PhD project, honours and undergraduate projects developing aspects of this experiment are also available.