Quantum‑Enhanced Imaging in Extreme Environments

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.

Position available

Next Generation Components for Quantum Communications

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.

Position available

Single‑Photon Detectors

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.

Position not available