Quantum Information and Nanoscale Metrology


We are an experimental research group located at the University of Cambridge, Cavendish Laboratory. Our primary focus area is Spin-Based Quantum Information Science and Nanoscale Quantum Metrology. For this purpose we are interested in the study and control of spins confined in mesoscopic quantum systems, as well as the interface of spin and photon states. The physical systems we are investigating range from self-assembled quantum dots and diamond-based emitters for coherent control of spin states to metal-dielectric hybrid nanostructures for efficient and tailored light-matter interaction.

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RECENT NEWS:

- Claire is awarded the Best Talk Award at the French Quantum Dot Workshop presenting our latest results on squeezed photons. Congratulations Claire!

- Mete has been promoted to Professorship!

- Carsten and Jack defended their PhD theses successfully on June 2 and 5, 2015, respectively. Congratulations Dr. Schulte and Dr. Hansom! :)

- We welcome Camille Stavrakas as the newest member of our group and also part of the Nano CDT!

- Helena defended her PhD thesis successfully on April 1, 2015. Congratulations Dr. Knowles! :)

- Our work on photonic coupling of a quantum dot with a trapped ion is now published in Physical Review Letters with a Viewpoint piece by Nika Akopian!

- We are growing: We have a postdoc position available as part of our participation in the EPSRC Quantum Technologies Hub NQIT on Novel Spin Qubits in Diamond. The application deadline is 15 March 2015! More information on this position is also available at this link!

- We welcome Carmen Palacios Berraquero as the newest member of our group and also part of the Nano CDT!

- Our work on spin coherence in silicon-vacancy centres in diamond is now published in Physical Review Letters with a nice Viewpoint by Guido Burkard! It is also selected to the Highlights of the Year list!

- We are excited to be part of NQIT (Networked Quantum Information Technologies), one of the four new UK Quantum Technology Hubs funded by EPSRC.

- Congratulations to Carsten Schulte who is selected for the 2014 Abdus Salam Award among the Cambridge Physics PhD students!

- The Duke of York visited our laboratory on November 6th! The details of the visit along with photos can be found at his website! Congratulations to Helena, Clemens and Rob for doing a great job discussing quantum physics!

- We are hosting the IoP-sponsored Quantum-Dot Day on 12.01.2015 in Cambridge! The first announcement is now available as a PDF!

- Our work on feedback-stabilized single-photon generation is now available on arxiv.org!

- Our work on environment-assisted quantum control of a spin is now published in Nature Physics! You can find the supplementary document in the publications section.

- We welcome Lukas Huthmacher as the newest member of our group and also part of the team PHOENiCS (ERC)!

- Our work on nuclear spin dynamics in an optically driven quantum dot is now available on arxiv.org!

- We were the Soap Opera stall at the Green Man Festival this year! Check out our photo gallery for some highlights!

- We welcome Christian Hepp as the newest member of our group and also part of the S^3NANO Marie Curie Network!

- Our work on the full counting statistics of resonance fluorescence is now published in Scientific Reports!

- Our work on direct optical access to Silicon-vacancy spins in diamond is now published in Nature Communications! You can find the supplementary document in the publications section.

- Our joint work with Christoph Becher's group in Saarbruecken on the structure of SiV centres in diamond is published in Physical Review Letters!

- Mete Atature is awarded the ERC Consolidator Grant for our research project PHOENICS!

- Congratulations to Helena Knowles who is awarded a Junior Research Fellowship in St John's College, Cambridge.

- We are growing: We have a postdoc (Marie Curie Experienced Researcher) position available as part of S3NANO on Novel Spin Qubits in Diamond. The application deadline is 1 February 2014! More information on this position is also available at this link!

- Our latest work on enhanced spin coherence of NV centres in nanodiamonds is published in Nature Materials! Here is the Press Release and further coverage on twitter !

- We welcome Jan Beitner as the newest member of our group!

- Congratulations to Ben Pingault who won a best poster award at the Pembroke College Graduate Student Day! :)

- Clemens defended his PhD thesis successfully on July 1, 2013. Congratulations Dr. Matthiesen! :)

- Mete Atature is elected to the Turkish Science Academy Society as a fellow!

- Our latest work on phase-locked flying qubits is now published in Nature Communications! Here is the Press Release and further coverage on twitter !

- Congratulations to Clemens Matthiesen who is awarded a Junior Research Fellowship in Clare College, Cambridge.

- We welcome David-Dominik Jarausch as the newest member of our group!

- Tina defended her PhD thesis successfully on February 7, 2013. Congratulations Dr. Muller! :)

- Our latest work on pulsed resonance fluorescence in collaboration with Chaoyang's group in USTC Hefei is now available on Nature Nanotechnology!

- Our latest work on dephasing mechanisms of chromium colour centres in diamond is now available on Physical Review B!

- We welcome Lina Klintberg and Rob Stockill as the newest members of our group!

- We have one Marie Curie PhD studentship available with January 2013 starting date to work on Novel Spin Qubits in Diamond. Contact us if you are interested in joining us!

- We were mentioned in the recent The Times article by Alice Thomson titled We're the world's best: it's not rocket science!

- We welcome Carsten Schulte and Benjamin Pingault as the newest members of our group!

- Our latest paper is highlighted in Nature Photonics!

- We had a great three-day group retreat/workshop in Hayle, Cornwall! Photos can be found in our Gallery section!

- Our latest work on quantum dot flying qubits titled Subnatural Linewidth Single Photons from a Quantum Dot is published in Physical Review Letters.

- We are growing (Part III): We have multiple Marie Curie PhD studentships available with flexible starting dates as early as April 2012 on Solid-State Spin Qubits. Contact us if you are interested in joining us!

- We welcome Dhiren Kara as the newest member of our group!

- We are growing (Part II): We have multiple PhD studentships available with flexible starting dates as early as December 2011 on Solid-State Spin Qubits as well as on Nanoplasmonics. Contact us if you are interested in joining us!

- Our latest work on quantum metrology titled Nanoscale Optical Electrometer is published in Physical Review Letters.

- We are growing (Part I): We welcome Claire Le Gall, Jack Hansom and Helena Knowles as the newest members of our group!

- Our research group and its activities are kindly mentioned in the recent The Times article by Alice Thomson titled Cavendish and me: a Nobel tradition!

- Congratulations to Clemens Matthiesen who won a best poster award in OECS12 - Enjoy your new gadget, Clemens! :)

- Our latest results on plasmonic mode tuning via a nanoscale diamond crystal is published in Optics Express.



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