Rob Kirkwood has successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations!

He pioneered fabrication of superconducting detectors integrated with GaAs waveguide circuits here in Glasgow, as part of a major collaboration with the University of Sheffield.  He also completed a highly successful internship at NICT Japan.  He is starting a new position as a postdoctoral researcher at the UK National Physical laboratory, developing and benchmarking emerging technologies for quantum communications.  We wish him every success!

Quantum Sensors group member Kleanthis Erotokritou is spending three months as a research intern at NICT Kobe Japan.  He is working with Dr Shigehito Miki on advanced superconducting single photon detector fabrication.

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NICT – National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

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P. Sibson et al. Chip-based quantum key distribution Nature Communications 8 13984 (2017)

Our work in collaboration with the University of Bristol (UK) and NICT (Japan)

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T. Yamashita et al. Superconducting nanowire single photon detectors with non-periodic dielectric multilayers Scientific Reports 6 35240 (2016)

Our work in collaboration with NICT (Japan)

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M. M. Kim et al. A Comparison of Singlet Oxygen Explicit Dosimetry (SOED) and Singlet Oxygen Luminescence Dosimetry (SOLD) for Photofrin-Mediated Photodynamic Therapy Cancers 8 (12) 109 (2016)

Our work in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (USA), Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto (Canada) and Heriot-Watt University (UK)

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R. Al-Khuzheyri et al. Resonance fluorescence from a telecom wavelength quantum dot Applied Physics Letters 109 163104 (2016)

Our work in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University, University of Cambridge and Toshiba Research Europe (UK)

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The following PhD projects are available in the Quantum Sensors group for October 2017

Interested candidates should send a CV to Professor Robert Hadfield (robert.hadfield@glasgow.ac.uk) or Dr Alessandro Casaburi (alessandro.casaburi@glasgow.ac.uk)

The deadline for full applications for PhD scholarships within the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow is 15th February 2016.

More information on PhD application procedure

On 3rd November Dr Nathan Gemmell and I unveiled our new miniaturized detector system for superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors at the UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase in Westminster, London.  This work was supported through QuantIC, the UK quantum technology hub in quantum enhanced imaging. We thank our partners Dr Matt Hills and Dr Tom Bradshaw at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory for their tremendous work in delivering this revolutionary instrument.

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We are pleased to welcome two new members to the Quantum Sensors Group:

Konstantinos Tsmivrakidis has joined us to carry out PhD research on singlet oxygen luminescence detection with superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors.  Working with partners in Canada and the US, and supported by the European Research Council, we hope to provide accurate dosimetry for laser cancer treatment.

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Jonathan Collins will carry out his PhD research on new readout schemes for superconducting nanowire single-photon detector arrays.  He will work under the supervision of Dr Alessandro Casaburi in Glasgow and Dr Jane Ireland at the UK National Physical Laboratory, through the QUANTIC industrial PhD studentship scheme.

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Our work with University of Basel, Switzerland and NICT, Japan is just published in the Journal of Applied Physics:

Heath et al. A tunable fiber-coupled optical cavity for agile enhancement of detector absorption Journal of Applied Physics 120 113101 (2016)

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