Modulators and low-loss switching for Quantum Technology

The goal of this project is to create devices for the Quantum Internet. Using state of the art fabrication facilities at Southampton we are seeking excellent PhD candidates who wish to work on developing core components for interfacing quantum computers and quantum networks. Unlike optical telecomms, where losses are tolerated and compensated by amplifiers, in the world of Quantum Tech every photon is precious, and so we are seeking to create new ultra low-loss optical components which will reduce losses and allow us to create large entangled quantum states. The project will be strongly engineering based, with a focus on practical and manufacturable solutions to the problem of how to preserve photons and provide the unique functions required for the quantum internet.