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November 17, 2016

QuantIC’s Professor Gerald Buller elected Fellow of The Optical Society of America

Professor Gerald Buller who is from Heriot Watt University, was awarded his Fellowship ‘for pioneering work in single-photon detection and applications of single-photon …

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November 17, 2016

Getting to know QuantIC’s Aurora Maccarone

Here at QuantIC we like to profile our researchers and find out a bit more on what they are working on and today …

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November 15, 2016

National Quantum Technologies Showcase

November 3rd was the 2016 National Quantum Technologies Showcase, held at the QEII Centre in Westminster, London. This one-day showcase event highlighted the exciting new quantum technologies that are being developed by the Quantum Technology Hubs and our industrial partners. Following on from the success of the first national quantum technologies showcase last year, the 2016 event highlighted the relationship with industry and the UK National Quantum Technology Programme’s potential for the creation of new markets and economic benefit. The Showcase received over 600 registrations from industry, academia and government, and had thirty nine exhibits demonstrating the collaborative nature of the programme involving academia, industry and government partners and included demonstrators from a range of investments made as part of the National Programme including the Quantum Technology Hubs, Industry and the National Physical Laboratory. NQIT had demonstrations from across our academic partners, showing our ion trap technology, our photonics work on wavelength conversion and spin-out technology to develop a magnetometer based on our diamond NV-centre work.


November 11, 2016

Quantum Technology Showcase 2016 launch platform for Blackett Review

On Thursday 03 November 2016 EPSRC's National Quantum Technology Hubs, working with the National Quantum Technologies Programme partners, successfully delivered the second Quantum Technologies Showcase event.


November 7, 2016

New research from QuantIC on simultaneous quantum estimation

QuantIC researcher Animesh Datta and his group at the University of Warwick recently published two papers on measuring multiple parameters simultaneously – something …

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November 3, 2016

New winners announced at Quantum Technologies Showcase

Winning funding bids for UK Quantum Technology Innovation Fund revealed at International QT Showcase


October 24, 2016

Martin Dawson wins 2016 IEEE Photonics Society Aron Kressel Award

The 2016 Aron Kressel Award will be presented to Professor Martin Dawson, University of Strathclyde, "for broad and sustained contributions to semiconductor opto‐electronic engineering, including  optically‐pumped semiconductor lasers, diamond photonics and gallium‐nitride microdevices".


October 18, 2016

New animation about Quantum Computing

We have produced a new animation about quantum computing: The Exciting New Age of Quantum Computing


October 14, 2016

Optical Microcavities for Sensing Nanoparticles

In NQIT we work a lot on building components that provide the precise control over light and matter needed for quantum computers. In particular, as part of our work on solid-state qubits, we have been developing "optical microcavities" - tiny light-confining devices on a micrometer scale - to improve the efficiency of coupling quantum nodes to a network. These "optical microcavities", made up of mirrors just a few micrometres apart, force photons to bounce back and forth thousands of times interacting strongly with any material present. For quantum computing this means that a solid state qubit, such as a single colour centre in diamond, placed in the cavity, can convey quantum information more efficiently to a larger quantum network.


August 8, 2016

Record-breaking logic gate "another important milestone" on road to quantum computers

NQIT Researchers at the University of Oxford have achieved a quantum logic gate with record-breaking 99.9% precision, reaching the benchmark required theoretically to build a quantum computer. Quantum computers, which function according to the laws of quantum physics, have the potential to dwarf the processing power of today’s computers, able to process huge amounts of information all at once. The team achieved the logic gate, which places two atoms in a state of quantum entanglement and is the fundamental building block of quantum computing, with a precision (or fidelity) substantially greater than the previous world record. Quantum entanglement – a phenomenon described by Einstein as ‘spooky’, but which is at the heart of quantum technologies – occurs when two particles stay connected, such that an action on one affects the other, even when they are separated by great distances.