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 not available

Underwater single‑photon depth imaging

The Single‑Photon Group at Heriot‑Watt University offer a three year fully funded PhD position to investigate novel single‑photon detector arrays for underwater single‑photon depth imaging

The successful candidate will investigate different single‑photon technologies to obtain three‑dimensional images in several underwater environments.

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 not 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 and for single‑photon LIDAR. The single‑photon detectors will be fabricated from II‑V and Group IV semiconductor materials.

Position not available

Free‑space quantum communications

Applied research exploring free‑space quantum communications from short‑range “last‑mile” links up to long‑distance satellite links. The group has multiple positions available to explore fundamental research as well as collaborative research with industrial partners.

We are offering multiple fully funded PhD positions in free‑space quantum communications and free‑space optical design/construction.

Multiple positions available