Scheme: University Research Fellowship
Organisation: Heriot-Watt University
Dates: Oct 2014-Sep 2017
Summary: Scientists world-wide are in pursuit of radical proposals to exploit coherent quantum states for a diverse range of applications including communication, information processing, and metrology. Similar to conventional technologies, the quantum machinery will most likely consist of photons and semiconductor devices to transmit, make, receive, and process the quantum information. We are developing coherent solid-state quantum states which interact with photons, including: mature III-V quantum dots, telecom wavelength quantum dots, or emerging two-dimensional semiconductors with direct band-gaps. We aim to understand and minimize dephasing processes for single spins and emitted photons and to develop broad-band optical antennas to significantly increase the light-matter interaction efficiency. Success in both endeavors will enable the pursuit of a scalable quantum photonic architecture in which quantum information encoded in photons or spins can be reliably sent over long distances for future technologies.
Dates: Oct 2009-Sep 2014