High finesse rod resonator circuits for quantum sensing

Dstl as part of the UK’s Quantum Technology programme funds this PhD studentship

The objective of this project is to develop a platform for real-world deployable high-finesse optical resonators. In the past several years high finesse cavities have led to a number impressive demonstrations such as optical comb generation, entangled single photon generation for a variety of the sensor systems. Following on from innovations realised during a previous Dstl studentship, this project will develop a fabrication methodology and explore a new range of integrated resonator circuits. A key aim of the project is to improve the robustness of high-finesse cavities via commercially scalable fabrication process.  

The project will be laboratory focused, working with lasers and optical systems and our extensive cleanroom and machining facilities. The student will also benefit from regular interaction and site visits with Dstl staff.