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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

  • Great Scottish Run (30/09/2018) - Team members of the Quantum Photonics Lab went out to Glasgow to run the half marathon. Good job Raphael, Mauro, Brian, Artur and Cristian!
  • Explorathon Day at the Lyell Centre (29/09/2018) - On 29th September, the QPL team took part in Explorathon 2018 with their 'Atomic Architects' exhibit at the Lyell Centre, Heriot Watt University. Visitors were able to peel off layers of atoms using sellotape before viewing their efforts under the microscope. They also saw Moiré fringes in action on our spinning model of two layers...