This page lists quantum groups interested in photonic or atomic systems. They are mainly based in Atomic and Laser sub-department in Physics. Note that many other groups from the Physics Department are to be found on the quantum materials page.
Ian Walmsley's Group:
Ultrafast Quantum Optics and Optical Metrology
Applying ultrafast optics to study quantum phenomena in light and in matter, and at the interface between them.
Leader: Ian Walmsley
Joshua Nunn (fixed term Dept Lecturer), Animesh Datta, Xianmin Jin, Steven Kolthammer, Marco Barbieri, Dylan Saunders
Patrick Michelberger, Tessa Champion, Michael Sprague, Tim Bartley, Gaia Donati, Mihai Vidrighin, Justin Spring, Benjamin Metcalf, Peter Humphreys, Merritt Moore.
(Plus three students working on classical ultrafast pulses: Ilaria Gianani, Matthias Mang, Andrea Schiavi).
David Lucas & Andrew Steane Group:
Ion Trap Quantum Computing
Primarily an experimental group, testing and developing ideas in quantum computing using laser-manipulated trapped ions. The devices used to trap ions include custom designed chips held at very low temperatures.
The group is also involved in some theoretical activity, concerned mainly with quantum fault-tolerant methods and quantum error correction.
Leaders: David Lucas and Andrew Steane
(Emeritus Prof: Derek Stacey)
Postdoc: Norbert Linke
Tom Harty, Hugo Janacek, Chris Ballance, Diana Prado Lopes Aude Craik and Martin Sepiol.
Axel Kuhn's Group:
The Atom-Photon Connection
Control of atom-photon interactions at the single-atom and single-photon level: optical trapping and manipulation of single atoms, the interfacing of atoms and photons in microcavities, and single-photon quantum memories.
Leader: Axel Kuhn
Oliver Barter, Jian Dong, Annemarie Holleczek, Dustin Stuart.
Igor Mekhov's Group:
Quantum Optics of Quantum Many-Body Systems
Studying the ultimate quantum level of the light-matter interaction primarily through ultracold quantum gases.
Leader: Igor Mekhov
Postdoc: Santiago Caballero Benitez
Wojciech Kozlowski, Gabriel Mazzucchi, Felix Tennie, Thomas Elliott.
Brian Smith's Group:
Optical Quantum Technologies
Developing experimental tools to create, manipulate and measure quantum states of light, and use such tools for new technologies that surpass the performance of their classical counterparts.
Leader: Brian Smith
Postdoc: Michal Karpinski
Merlin Cooper and Laura Wright.
Chris Foot's Group:
Ultracold Quantum Matter
Using a Bose-Einstein condensate as a source of ultra-cold rubidium atoms, and loading these atoms into trapping devices (dipole force traps or optical lattices).
Leader: Chris Foot
Students: Benjamin Yuen, Tiffany Harte, Elliot Bentine, Sean Ravenhall, Rowan Moore, Kathrin Luksch, Leo Xu and Adam Barker
Jonathan Jones' Group:
NMR Quantum Computing Group
Measuring and manipulating the nuclei of atoms in order to represent and process information at the quantum level.
Leader: Jonathan Jones