The Single‑Photon Group at Heriot‑Watt University offer a four year fully funded PhD position examining aspects of single‑photon and quantum‑enhanced imaging.
This PhD will involve working with the UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum‑Enhanced Imaging which is a EPSRC funded £25m consortium of major UK Universities and major industrial companies.
The Single‑Photon Group at Heriot‑Watt University offer a four year fully funded PhD position examining aspects of quantum communications, including quantum amplifiers and quantum random number generators.
This PhD will involve working with the UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Communications which is a EPSRC funded £25m consortium of major UK Universities and major industrial companies.
Single‑photon detectors are the key components behind many of the new and emerging photonic technologies. Single‑photon detection at visible and low‑end near infrared wavelengths (in the range 400 to 1060 nm) based on silicon (Si) is a relatively mature technology with several efficient devices commercially available but single‑photon detectors for longer wavelengths are still largely experimental.
We are offering a four year fully funded PhD position in semiconductor single‑photon detector design and characterisation for quantum circuitry applications and for single‑photon LIDAR. The single‑photon detectors will be fabricated from II‑V and Group IV semiconductor materials.
Applied research exploring free‑space quantum communications from short‑range “last‑mile” links up to long‑distance satellite links. The researcher will investigate the application of novel photonic technology in free‑space quantum communications.
We are offering a 3.5 years fully funded PhD position (UK only) in free‑space quantum communications and free‑space optical design/construction.