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Welcome to the Quantum Photonics Lab at Heriot-Watt University

Defining and controllably manipulating quantum states in a material presents both huge challenges and fantastic opportunities. We work at the interface of quantum optics, condensed-matter physics, and materials science to pursue this goal by creating novel quantum photonic devices. This enables the discovery of new science which is likely to be essential for future technologies. Read more.

Latest News

  • Edinburgh International Science Festival – Atomic Architects (25/04/2018) - The QPL team recently took part in Heriot-Watt's Family Fun Day as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival with their 'Atomic Architects' exhibit.  Visitors (and there were many!) got to have a go at trying to peel off single layers of atoms before viewing their efforts under the microscope.  There was also a large spinning...
  • Prof. Gerardot is awarded a Royal Academy Chair in Emerging Technology! (27/03/2018) - Prof. Gerardot is honoured to have been awarded a Royal Academy Chair in Emerging Technology. The 10 – year fellowship aims to develop integrated two-dimensional photonics.