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Quantum nanoPhotonics Group

The Quantum nanoPhotonics (QnP) Laboratory interest is focused on the development of new platforms for quantum technologies and quantum information sciences based on the integration of photons and emitters in the solid state. Contact: Dr Alberto Politi

Coherent X-ray Science Group

Our research is focussed on the use of coherent X-ray diffraction and imaging techniques to study phenomena in strongly correlated materials on the nanoscale.

Soft Photonics Systems Group

Our research focuses on optical properties and nonlinear effects in photosensitive materials, primarily in liquid crystals and polymers, and their applications in sensing, fibre and integrated optics devices.

Integrated Atom Chip Group

We aim to develop the miniature components and underpinning technologies that will transform ultra-sensitive quantum-enabled measurement and information processing mechanisms ('atom chips') from laboratory demonstrations into practical integrated devices.

Quantum Theory & Technology Group

The Quantum Theory and Technology group aims to explore the most mysterious corners of the quantum world for fun and profit. Our main expertise is in cavity quantum electrodynamics and semiconductor optics, but we have a broad interest in all areas.

Hybrid Photonics group

We combine the purity of inorganic semiconductors and the versatility of organic materials and colloidal nanoparticles in novel hybrid configurations and we explore the properties and possible applications of this amalgamation.

Integrated Nanophotonics Group

Our research is aimed toward developing fundamental understanding and new applications of nanophotonics integration in diverse fields ranging from silicon photonics to cell biology.

Nanomaterials Group

Our research focuses on developing and understanding the properties of materials whose nanometer scale size means that their properties are modified from that of their parent material.

Quantum Control

The Quantum Control group investigates new methods for the optical cooling, trapping and manipulation of atoms and molecules, using temporally and spatially programmed laser fields and nanostructured surfaces.

Solid-State Quantum Optics Group

Our research group investigates light-matter interaction at the nanoscale with the aim of both unveiling fundamental quantum phenomena and fabricating novel devices with added quantum functionalities.

Surface-emitting semiconductor lasers

We develop passively mode-locked optically-pumped Vertical-External-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) as compact versatile sources of ultrashort pulses for applications that include nonlinear optics and THz generation.

Terahertz Laboratories

Our main focus is integration of THz spectroscopy to open routes for biological applications and microfluidics.

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