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"Quantum technology" is the control of matter, energy and information on the scale where quantum effects such as superposition and entanglement manifest. Harnessing these phenomena, which are underutilised in existing "classical" technology, can unlock powerful new applications in fields from computing and communications to sensing and imaging. 

Photonics, and in particular fibre optics, provides an excellent platform for realising this potential. My research focuses on quantum light sources in optical fibre, and its application to transformational next-generation quantum technologies. 

My fellowship, titled "A Photonic Crystal Integrated Squeezer" (PHOCIS) builds on a novel design towards a source of squeezed vacuum (a technologically crucial quantum optical resource state) in a single section of fibre. This project musters many exciting new photonic technologies including fibre Bragg gratings, photonic crystal fibre and optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) for the ambition of developing a core component of 21st century quantum infrastructure.

Education/Academic qualification

Atomic and Laser Physics, Doctor of Philosophy, Measurement of quantum light pulses for enhanced precision sensing, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Oct 2018

Natural Sciences, Master in Science, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 22 Jul 2014


  • QC Physics
  • Quantum optics
  • Photonics


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