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Welcome to the Quantum Photonics Lab at Heriot-Watt University

Controlling and measuring quantum states in a material presents both huge challenges and fantastic opportunities. We work at the interface of quantum optics, condensed-matter physics, electrical engineering and materials science to pursue this goal by creating novel quantum devices. This enables the discovery of new science, essential to develop for future technologies. Read more.

Latest News

  • Welcome Wei! (11/05/2021)- Wei is joining us as a post-doc right after submitting his PhD thesis in Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers at the University of Manchester. He will be working on the development of a telecom quantum memory with rare earth doped crystals - welcome to the group Wei!
  • We’re on the Front Cover! (04/05/2021)- One of our recent articles “A bright source of telecom single photons based on quantum frequency conversion,” has been featured on the cover of Applied Physics Letters!! We think being selected for the “cover” is a big deal so many congratulations to everyone who contributed - a sterling effort all round!