Quantum entanglement demonstrator for public engagement

Paul C. Gow, James C. Gates, Rex H.S. Bannerman, Joshua Nunn, Paolo L. Mennea, Peter G.R. Smith

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The Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT) hub was one of the quantum hubs of the first round of the United Kingdom's flagship scheme, bringing together academia, industry, and government. The Optical Engineering and Quantum Photonics Group at the University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre has developed an interactive demonstrator of a key device within NQIT to bring quantum photonics technologies to a wider audience. The system was exhibited at the 2017 UK Quantum Showcase in London to an audience of industry and government. It also featured as part of the Quantum City stand at the 2018 Cheltenham Science Festival, one of the United Kingdom's leading annual science events.

Original languageEnglish
Article number081802
JournalOptical Engineering
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2022

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Funding Information:
The authors would like to acknowledge EPSRC grant EP/M013243/1 for funding this activity. For the purpose of open access, the author has applied a Creative Commons attribution (CC BY) licence (where permitted by UKRI, “open government licence” or “Creative Commons attribution no-derivatives (CC BY-ND) licence” may be stated instead) to any author accepted manuscript version arising.


  • integrated quantum photonics
  • optical engineering
  • photonics outreach
  • public engagement with research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering(all)


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