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Our work with NICT Japan

Miki et al. Superconducting coincidence photon detector with short timing jitter Applied Physics Letters 122 262611 (2018)

Open Access Applied Physics Letter


Our first publication in OSA’s Optics Materials Express

Banerjee et al. Optical properties of refractory metal based thin films Optics Materials Express 8 2072 (2018)

Open Access Optics Materials Express




Very proud to announce that our topical review ‘Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors: physics and applications’ has been selected for the Superconductor Science and Technology 30th Anniversary collection.  It is the most cited SUST paper published in 2012 and has been downloaded more than 27,000 times!

SUST 30th Anniversary

Topical review by Chandra Mouli Natarajan

Quantum Sensors group members participated in the Electronics & Nanoscale Engineering Division Away Day, held on 18th June at The Lighthouse in the centre of Glasgow.  Well done to all PhD students who gave talks and especially Koran Jackson who won a prize!

Very pleased to welcome colleagues and visitors to our labs for the School of Engineering Open Doors Day!

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We are pleased to welcome three new members to the Quantum Sensors Group.

Koran Jackson is starting his PhD under the supervision of Dr Alessandro Casaburi, investigating innovative RF readout schemes for superconducting detector arrays.

Dr Jharna Paul has recently completed a Daphne Jackson Fellowship in nanophotonic devices.   She is joins our effort in fabrication of quantum photonic circuits in support of a major EPSRC programme grant in collaboration with the University of Bristol.

Gregor Taylor has returned to the University after several successful years with Leonardo in Edinburgh.  He will undertake PhD research under the supervision of Professor Robert Hadfield.  He will develop next generation superconducting detectors for mid-infrared single photon detection.


Left to Right: Koran Jackson, Dr Jharna Paul, Gregor Taylor

Some exciting work with STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Single Quantum BV and KTH Stockholm, enabled through the QuantIC quantum technology hub.

Nathan R. Gemmell et al. A miniaturized 4 K platform for superconducting infrared photon counting detectors Superconductor Science and Technology 30 11LT01 (2017)

Pictured: Nathan Gemmell installing a superconducting detector in the miniaturized 4 K cooler.

Open Access Letter

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