Available student project - Integrated quantum photonics

Research fields

  • Quantum Science and Technology
  • Photonics, Lasers and Nonlinear Optics
  • Photonics, Lasers and Nonlinear Optics
  • Quantum Science and Technology
Entangled photons can be generated by a laser and transformed in various optical circuits and meta-surfaces.

Project details

The project involves experimental and theoretical study of various integrated quantum optical schemes. We take bright lasers and entangled photons, and put them into integrated photonic circuits (micro-schemes for light) and meta-surfaces (thin artificial materials with engineered properties not found in nature). Weird quantum physics combined with state of the art photonic technology reveals a number of exciting counter-intuitive phenomena. Potential applications include information transfer with unprecedented security, scalable quantum tomography, and efficient simulation of complex quantum systems with information capacity exceeding the number of elementary particles in the entire universe.

Required background

Optics and\or Quantum Mechanics.

Project suitability

This research project can be tailored to suit students of the following type(s)
  • 3rd year special project
  • PhB (2nd or 3rd year)
  • Honours project
  • Phd or Masters

Contact supervisor

Sukhorukov, Andrey profile

Other supervisor(s)

Neshev, Dragomir profile

Zhang, Jihua profile

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