Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bristol
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

The description of the laws of quantum mechanics saw a transformation in society's understanding of the physical world-for the first time we understood the rules that govern the counterintuitive domain of the very small. Rather than being just passive observers now scientists are using these laws to their advantage and quantum phenomena are providing us with methods of improved measurement and communication; furthermore they promise a revolution in the way materials are simulated and computations are performed. Over the last decade significant progress has been made in the application of quantum phenomena to meeting these challenges.
This "Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies" Programme Grant goes significantly beyond previous achievements in the quantum technology field. Through a series of carefully orchestrated work packages that develop the underlying materials, systems engineering, and theory we will develop the knowledge and skills that enable us to create application demonstrators with significant academic and societal benefit. For the first time in quantum technologies we are combining materials and device development and experimental work with the important theoretical considerations of architectures and fault tolerant approaches. Our team of investigators and partners have the requisite expertise in materials, individual components, their integration, and the underpinning theory that dictates the optimal path to achieving the programme goals in the presence of real-world constraints.
Through this programme we will adopt the materials systems most capable of providing application specific solutions in each of four technology demonstrations focused on quantum communications, quantum enhanced sensing, the construction of a multiplexed single-photon source and information processing systems that outperform modern classical analogues. To achieve this, our underlying technology packages will demonstrate very low optical-loss waveguides which will be used to create the necessary 'toolbox' of photonic components such as splitters, delays, filters and switches. We will integrate these devices with superconducting and semiconducting single-photon detector systems and heralded single-photon sources to create an integrated source+circuit+detector capability that becomes the basis for our technology demonstrations. We address the challenge of integrating these optical elements (in the necessary low-temperature environment) with the very low latency classical electronic control systems that are required of detection-and-feedforward schemes such as multiplexed photon-sources and cluster-state generation and computation. At all times a thorough analysis of the performance of all these elements informs our work on error modelling and fault tolerant designs; these then inform all aspects of the technology demonstrators from inception, through decisions on the optimal materials choices for a system, to the layout of a circuit on a wafer.
With these capabilities we will usher in a disruptive transformation in ICT. We will demonstrate mutli-node quantum key distribution (QKD) networks, high-bit rate QKD systems with repeaters capable of spanning unlimited distances. Our quantum enhanced sensing will surpass the classical shot noise limit and see the demonstration of portable quantum-enhanced spectroscopy system. And our quantum information processors will operate with 10-qubits in a fault tolerant scheme which will provide the roadmap to 1,000 qubit cluster state computing architectures.

Planned Impact

Quantum information science has seen an explosion of activity in fundamental research worldwide fuelled by the promise of profoundly disruptive communication, sensing and computing technologies. However, translation into tangible economic or societal benefits has been slow due to the absence of the type of focussed effort proposed here-one that takes an integrated approach to developing all the necessary science and technology and shifts the focus firmly into the ICT domain. This programme grant will have impact on society, industry, academia and the economy-we will use it as a focal point for engaging with government, industry and academic collaborators.
The UK is a world leader in the academic pursuit of quantum information science and is well placed to become the world leader in quantum information technologies. It has high growth, high technology businesses capable of taking up and developing new disruptive technologies to create new high value markets. If just one commercially viable QT emerges from this programme, it will bring tremendous enabling benefits to the UK and is likely to spur further technological development in this area.
Discussions with our industry partners during the design of this programme have made it clear how they see a quantum industry developing over the next 5-10 years. Our partners will provide access to state-of-the-art facilities (BAE Systems, IBM, Oclaro), co-design, develop and benchmark technology demonstrators (DSTL, Google, Nokia) and advise us on the most compelling directions with the maximum potential for commercial impact (all partners). They will work with us to ensure that devices and systems are designed in manufacturable and affordable ways that meet the needs of end users and markets. In addition to inputs through our Industrial Advisory Board, we will work closely with industry partners through annual workshops, technical meetings and (where it contributes to the research or impact achievement of the programme's objectives) two-way secondments.
We aim for the first technological outputs of this programme to reach commercial maturity within 5 years (handheld QKD), with commercialisation of more advanced QTs thereafter. In this programme we will focus on strengthening our links with future exploiters of QT, including those in the silicon design cluster in the Bristol-Bath region. We will pursue entrepreneurial and start-up activity with Set Squared, Imperial Innovations incubators, the Bristol-Bath science park, and The Engine Shed 'hot house'. CQP's Commercial Director will be responsible for working with these partners and investors to secure commercial funding. Early identification and protection of intellectual property will be a crucial-the Project Management Group will be responsible and will be assisted by the Universities' Research and Enterprise Offices and the CQP's Commercial Director. The University of Bristol has recognised the importance of protecting CQP's IP: they recently provided additional funding (£120k 2013-16) for this purpose. We will use this funding to ensure that the IP arising from this grant is protected for maximal impact.
An Impact Group (Project Manager, CQP Commercial Director, representatives from the Universities' Public Engagement Teams and Enterprise Offices, a member of the Industry and Academic Advisory Boards and two of the PDRAs) will meet quarterly and will be responsible for updating the programme's impact strategy as new opportunities arise. By the end of this Programme Grant we expect to have a substantial IP portfolio with >10 patents; at least 3 products licensed to industry partners; a spin out company developing one of the demonstrators; at least >50 publications in high impact journals; several exhibits, including a Royal Society summer exhibition and an annual exhibition at the British Science Association Science Festival.

Organisations

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description In this project we aim to build the underpinning technologies needed to develop integrated photonic circuits for quantum computing, measurement and communication. Some of the key technical outcomes are - Record high, 60dB extinction ratio from an integrated Mach Zehnder interferometer and pump rejection filters with > 100dB extinction ratio,
- on-chip generation of entangled states (using ring resonator sources),
- chip-to-chip distribution of entanglement,
- a reconfigurable universal optical processor sufficient to implement all possible linear optical protocols up to the size of the circuit. ,
- chip-based quantum key distribution (QKD) and its commercialisation,
- chip-based quantum random number generator using on-chip homodyne detection,
- active source multiplexing scheme (using bulk optical components)
- demonstration of quantum information processing algorithms for molecular simulations, Hamiltonian learning and efficient quantum walks
- no imminent quantum supremacy by boson sampling.
Exploitation Route Others may use the outputs from this work to develop commercial applications using the photonic approach to QT. Already a start up comppany has taken our chip based quantum communication modules and started commercialisation.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Government, Democracy and Justice,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

URL http://www.bristol.ac.uk/physics/research/quantum/
 
Description One particular project that the team has developed during the course of this project which continues to be highly successful, is the Quantum in the Cloud initiative, which we launched in 2013. Using the website, schools, academic research institutions and members of the public can log on and access a quantum simulator, which will be accompanied by user guides and manuals to help users get to grips with the basics of quantum computing. Once users are satisfied with the results of their simulation, they can submit their experimental scheme to be run on a real quantum photonic processor. This processor was the first service to make a quantum processor publicly accessible and has now been replicated by IBM [www.research.ibm.com/quantum/]. The project has been a huge success, bringing increased press coverage and accolades from scientific leaders across the world. The system currently has ~340 frequent users registered and is due for a major upgrade to QITC 2.0 in 2017 (due to be launched at the Cheltenham Science Festival June 2017). The original, unique chip now sits alongside the greats of computing past and present in the British Science Museum in the new Winton Gallery, which opened in December 2016 as part of an exhibition on mathematics, computing and encryption. (2017) In July 2017, researchers from the University of Bristol presented their interactive exhibit 'Quantum Computing: Bits to Qubits' to members of the public at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017, in London. There were also two VIP evening soirees. Also students (and academics) working on the project contributed to our annual industrial engagement event Quantum Innovation Lab (QIL). Hosted by the Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training, the Quantum Innovation Lab is an intensive 3-day exploration into the near-future benefits of quantum technologies for industry, it is aimed at engaging with potential new industrial partners. The annual event received high praise and was successful in bringing new industry on board and links well to the aims of the wider UK Quantum Programme.
Sector Education,Other
Impact Types Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Capri2017
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Bilateral meeting to strengthen UK-Italian research ties in the context of Brexit. A major focus for the meeting was strengthening UK research ties with Italy in quantum technologies, an area in which Bristol is a world leader. Influenced policy of Universities UK International.
 
Description CDT-Chadwick
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 10/2020
 
Description CDT-Flynn
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 10/2020
 
Description CDT-Koteva
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 10/2020
 
Description CDT-Wakefield
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 10/2020
 
Description DTA-Mainos
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 03/2021
 
Description DTA-Yard
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 03/2021
 
Description ERC Consolidator Grants
Amount € 2,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 648667 
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 07/2015 
End 07/2020
 
Description US Armed Research Office Grant
Amount $4,500,000 (USD)
Funding ID W911NF-14-1-0133 
Organisation Government of the United States of America 
Department United States Armed Forces
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 03/2014 
End 02/2019
 
Description Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies. 
Organisation BAE Systems
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This collaboration has only just begun, however we hope to QT demonstrators that outperform conventional technologies
Collaborator Contribution The support to make our goals possible.
Impact This has only just begun.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies. 
Organisation Bristol City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This collaboration has only just begun, however we hope to QT demonstrators that outperform conventional technologies
Collaborator Contribution The support to make our goals possible.
Impact This has only just begun.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies. 
Organisation British Science Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution This collaboration has only just begun, however we hope to QT demonstrators that outperform conventional technologies
Collaborator Contribution The support to make our goals possible.
Impact This has only just begun.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies. 
Organisation D Wave Systems
Country Canada 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This collaboration has only just begun, however we hope to QT demonstrators that outperform conventional technologies
Collaborator Contribution The support to make our goals possible.
Impact This has only just begun.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies. 
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This collaboration has only just begun, however we hope to QT demonstrators that outperform conventional technologies
Collaborator Contribution The support to make our goals possible.
Impact This has only just begun.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies. 
Organisation Google
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This collaboration has only just begun, however we hope to QT demonstrators that outperform conventional technologies
Collaborator Contribution The support to make our goals possible.
Impact This has only just begun.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies. 
Organisation Heriot-Watt University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration has only just begun, however we hope to QT demonstrators that outperform conventional technologies
Collaborator Contribution The support to make our goals possible.
Impact This has only just begun.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies. 
Organisation Hewlett Packard Ltd
Department Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This collaboration has only just begun, however we hope to QT demonstrators that outperform conventional technologies
Collaborator Contribution The support to make our goals possible.
Impact This has only just begun.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies. 
Organisation IBM
Department IBM UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This collaboration has only just begun, however we hope to QT demonstrators that outperform conventional technologies
Collaborator Contribution The support to make our goals possible.
Impact This has only just begun.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies. 
Organisation Imperial College London Diabetes Centre
Country United Arab Emirates 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution This collaboration has only just begun, however we hope to QT demonstrators that outperform conventional technologies
Collaborator Contribution The support to make our goals possible.
Impact This has only just begun.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies. 
Organisation Microsoft Research
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This collaboration has only just begun, however we hope to QT demonstrators that outperform conventional technologies
Collaborator Contribution The support to make our goals possible.
Impact This has only just begun.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies. 
Organisation NICT National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This collaboration has only just begun, however we hope to QT demonstrators that outperform conventional technologies
Collaborator Contribution The support to make our goals possible.
Impact This has only just begun.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies. 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This collaboration has only just begun, however we hope to QT demonstrators that outperform conventional technologies
Collaborator Contribution The support to make our goals possible.
Impact This has only just begun.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies. 
Organisation National Physical Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration has only just begun, however we hope to QT demonstrators that outperform conventional technologies
Collaborator Contribution The support to make our goals possible.
Impact This has only just begun.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies. 
Organisation Q Lab Europe Ltd.
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This collaboration has only just begun, however we hope to QT demonstrators that outperform conventional technologies
Collaborator Contribution The support to make our goals possible.
Impact This has only just begun.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies. 
Organisation Single Quantum
Country Netherlands 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This collaboration has only just begun, however we hope to QT demonstrators that outperform conventional technologies
Collaborator Contribution The support to make our goals possible.
Impact This has only just begun.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies. 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration has only just begun, however we hope to QT demonstrators that outperform conventional technologies
Collaborator Contribution The support to make our goals possible.
Impact This has only just begun.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies. 
Organisation XMOS
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This collaboration has only just begun, however we hope to QT demonstrators that outperform conventional technologies
Collaborator Contribution The support to make our goals possible.
Impact This has only just begun.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Photonic Quantum Characterisation, Verification and Validation 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project Lead on developing Photonic Quantum Characterisation
Collaborator Contribution Working with me as partners and contributing their own research in this area.
Impact Partnership is fairly recent but we have publications due for release.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Photonic Quantum Characterisation, Verification and Validation 
Organisation US Army
Department US Army International Research Office
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project Lead on developing Photonic Quantum Characterisation
Collaborator Contribution Working with me as partners and contributing their own research in this area.
Impact Partnership is fairly recent but we have publications due for release.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Photonic Quantum Characterisation, Verification and Validation 
Organisation University of Sydney
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project Lead on developing Photonic Quantum Characterisation
Collaborator Contribution Working with me as partners and contributing their own research in this area.
Impact Partnership is fairly recent but we have publications due for release.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Photonic Quantum Characterisation, Verification and Validation 
Organisation University of Ulm
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project Lead on developing Photonic Quantum Characterisation
Collaborator Contribution Working with me as partners and contributing their own research in this area.
Impact Partnership is fairly recent but we have publications due for release.
Start Year 2014
 
Title CHIP-BASED QUANTUM KEY DISTRIBUTION 
Description There is provided an integrated-optic transmitter for transmitting light pulses to a further optical apparatus for generating a quantum cryptographic key according to at least one quantum cryptography technique. There is also provided an integrated-optic receiver for generating a quantum cryptographic key from light pulses received from a further optical apparatus. The transmitter apparatus splits incoming light into two paths to temporally separate the split light pulses and controls the output intensity of each split pulse as well as the phase of at least one of the split pulses. The receiver apparatus receives first and second light pulses and controls the output intensity of each said pulse between a first and a second optical detector. The light input into the second detector passes through an integrated element that controls the amount of light output into two paths that recombine before at least a portion is output to the second detector. 
IP Reference WO2016142701 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed No
Impact None to date
 
Title OPTICAL SOURCE 
Description An integrated optical device and method for generating photons by manipulating path entanglement is provided. An integrated optical splitter splits pump light between two interferometer arms wherein each arm comprises a substantially identical photon pair source configured to be able to convert at least one pump light photon into a signal and idler photon pair. An integrated optical combiner device in optical communication with a first and a second optical output path interferes light from the first and second arms and outputs the signal and idler photons by bunching the signal and idler photons together in one of the optical output paths, or anti-bunching the signal photon in one output path and the corresponding idler photon in the other optical output path. 
IP Reference US9235101 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed Commercial In Confidence
Impact n/a
 
Title Spectroscopy apparatus and method 
Description There is presented a spectroscopic apparatus and method wherein an input light source that inputs pump light to a photon pair source. The photon pair source converts pump photons into signal and idler photon pairs. The photon pair source is, in some of examples described herein, tuneable so that the wavelength of the signal and idler photons can be changed by application of a tuning means. At least one of the signal and idler photons is made incident upon a medium under test. A heralding detection apparatus is used to detect any signal and idler photons output from the spectroscopy apparatus, wherein at least one of the photons of the pair has interacted with or been operated upon by the medium under test. 
IP Reference US 20160041032 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2014
Licensed No
Impact None
 
Description 05 June to 12 June Invited talk Quantum Simulations & Many Body Physics with Light (Crete, Greece) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The goal of the residential joint school and workshop was to help bring different scientific communities together, discuss the state of the art developments and the open challenges in this field, and provide training for young researchers in diverse topics, ranging from quantum many-body systems all the way to quantum-nanophotonics.

The meeting was co-organized by the COST Action MP1403 Nanoscale Quantum Optics and co-hosted with its annual WorkGroup 4 meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://qlightcrete2016.org/
 
Description 1 April 2015: Review of paper in Nature Comms 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 1 April 2015: Review of paper in Nature Comms on 'Basics of quantum teleportation now fit on a single chip' appeared in multiple news outlets including Electronics weekly and Endgadget
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/01/quantum-teleportation-on-chip/
 
Description 1 February to 4 February Invited talk CUDOS Workshop (Sydney, Australia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This workshop provided staff, students & our local and international guest's opportunities to share ideas and experiences about their research, identify new potential or cement existing areas for collaboration, and network with each other.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://cudos.org.au/calendar/2016workshop.shtml
 
Description 12 October to 14 October Invited talk MOC'16 (Berkeley, California) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The 21st MICROOPTICS CONFERENCE (MOC '16) will be held in United States of America, for the first time in MOC history, on October 12 - October 14, 2016. The MOC conference started in 1987 and has been held every two years in Japan. Since 2004, it has been held alternately overseas and in Japan every year except 2012. MOC'04 was held in Jena, Germany as its 10th anniversary, followed by MOC'06 in Seoul, South Korea, MOC'08 in Brussels, Belgium, MOC'10 in Hsinchu, Taiwan, and ECIO-MOC 2014 in Nice, France.

The MOC '16 is intended to provide a central forum for an update and review of scientific and technical information covering a wide range of the microoptics field from fundamental researches to systems and applications. The conference covers the following subjects; theory, modeling and design, materials and fabrication, measurement and sensing, passive devices, active devices, dynamic and functional devices, integration and packaging, Si photonics, and system and design conception. A special session for VCSEL vs. Silicon Photonics is planned.

The MOC '16 is organized by Microoptics Group, the Japan Society of Applied Physics, and will be located at David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA, USA. We are looking forward to broad participation of the international microoptics research community, and particularly welcome participation of students and young scientists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.comemoc.com/moc16/
 
Description 13 July to 15 July Invited talk Microsoft Research Faculty Summit (Redmond Washington) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The 17th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit once again proved its unique place at the nexus of industry and academic research as more than 500 participants from around the world gathered in Redmond. This year's theme focused on where and how computing can contribute to increasing productivity in our professional and personal activities. Attendees from academia and Microsoft participated in sessions ranging from virtual reality, optical networks, streaming analytics and big data infrastructure to the future of work and crowdsourced problem solving.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella headlined the opening keynote in a fireside chat. Highlighting the empowering nature of technological innovation, Nadella credited Microsoft Research for its "ability to push the envelope of fundamental research in an environment where the company is much broader than any one product, or any one technology, or one segment."

In the final fireside chat before the packed audience, Bill Gates shared his take on key areas like machine learning, and image and speech recognition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/event/faculty-summit-2016/
 
Description 14 November 2015: Public lecture on 'Photonic Quantum Technologies' at New Scientist University Live (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 14 November 2015: Public lecture on 'Photonic Quantum Technologies' at New Scientist University Live, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.newscientist.com/round-up/quantumworldlive/
 
Description 16 June to 17 June McKinsey T-30 summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Convenes top leaders of the semiconductor industry and its related ecosystem to discuss topical issues impacting the industry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://apps.mckinsey.com/t30/
 
Description 17 May to 18 May Quantum Europe 2016: a new era of technology (Amsterdam) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The goal of this conference is to enhance overall activity and investment in Quantum Technologies across Europe and to offer a platform for the European scientific and industrial community to present a comprehensive strategy for Europe to stay at the forefront of this emerging technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://english.eu2016.nl/events/2016/05/17/quantum-europe-2016
 
Description 17 November to 20 November Invited talk 6th Workshop on Quantum Walks and Quantum Simulation (Prague) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Quantum walks, which are quantum-mechanical analogues of random walks, are promising models to understand quantum dynamics. These models have sparked various theoretical and experimental investigations covering areas in mathematics, physics, quantum information, and statistical mechanics. This workshop aimed to bring interdisciplinary researchers from all areas of quantum walks, both theoretical and experimental, together to discuss recent work and find future directions of research.

This was the 6th in series of workshops focusing on aspects of quantum walks, and took place in Prague, Czech Republic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://wqsqw2016.phys.cz/
 
Description 17 October to 21 October Invited talk Frontiers in Optics (Rochester, New York) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact For 100 years, the optical science community has been gathering to discuss the latest advances in all areas of the field of optics and photonics at The Optical Society's Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO), co-located with Laser Science, the 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Laser Science (DLS).

The annual program was held 17-20 October 2016 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center with an attendance of 2,300.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL http://www.frontiersinoptics.com/home/about-fio-ls/
 
Description 20 June 2015: Mentioned in an article in The Economist on 'Quantum Computers' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "A little bit, better: After decades languishing in the laboratory, quantum computers are attracting commercial interest" - The Economist
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21654566-after-decades-languishing-laboratory-q...
 
Description 20 October 2015: Appeared in a Sky News video celebrating "Back to the Future Day" and discussing the future of computing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As film fans celebrate the most iconic date in cinema time travel, Sky News look at the technology changing the world of tomorrow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://news.sky.com/story/great-scott-back-to-the-future-day-arrives-10342417
 
Description 23 May to 26 May Invited talk International Conference on the Frontiers in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (Shanghai) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Atoms, molecules, and light have been at the forefront of understanding quantum mechanics, since its discovery over 100 years ago. Since then the field has progressed from understanding the most fundamental aspects of how particles behave under quantum mechanics to controlling individual atoms for creating new technologies. While matter and light are from ordinary experience rather different, with today's control of coherent quantum phenomena many of the ideas freely cross their respective boundaries. Some of the topics that will be covered at the conference include, but are not limited to, cold atoms & cold molecules, ultrafast & precision spectroscopy, quantum manipulation & precision measurement, quantum computing & quantum communication, and quantum metrology. In this conference we aim to bring together the leading experts working in the frontiers of atomic, molecular, and optical systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.frontiers-amo.org/
 
Description 28 August to 01 September Invited talks SPIE (San Diego) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The largest multidisciplinary optical sciences meeting in North America, SPIE Optics + Photonics is the meeting where the latest research in optical engineering and applications, nanotechnology, sustainable energy, organic photonics, and astronomical instrumentation is presented. Four conferences and multiple application areas in one event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://spie.org/conferences-and-exhibitions/optics-and-photonics
 
Description 28 March to 1 April Invited talk MRS 2016 Spring Meeting (Pheonix, Arizona) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The 2016 MRS (Materials Research Society) Spring Meeting was held in Phoenix, Arizona, with sessions at the Phoenix Convention Center (PCC) and nearby Sheraton Grand Phoenix.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mrs.org/spring2016
 
Description 6 December Opening of the Winton Gallery at the Science Museum (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Science Museum in London unveiled its new mathematics gallery, as part of the display a QETLabs chip will be on display next to the Enigma Machine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/about-us/press/june-2016/new-mathematics-gallery
 
Description Amsterdam2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Represented the UK at Quantum Europe 2016 in Amsterdam speaking at the launch of the European flagship for quantum technologies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Article in Financial Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A front page article in the Financial Times was published regarding the use of the integrated approach to realise a quantum walk of two correlated photons in a 21 waveguide array.

Article published on the use of the integrated approach to realise a quantum walk of two correlated photons in a 21 waveguide array.

- Increased awareness of physics and its impact to society by the general public.
- An increase in the awareness of the Centre for Quantum Photonics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.bristol.ac.uk/physics/news/2012/92.html
 
Description BQIT (Bristol Quantum Information Technologies) Workshop 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The BQIT (Bristol Quantum Information Technologies) Workshop presents a programme of speakers and panellists bringing together recent and current events and research from the emerging field of Quantum Technology.

Since the workshop's conception in 2014 they have had 143 speakers and panellists who have presented their work and opinions on a range of topics from Quantum Sensing and Metrology to Quantum Communications and Networks, Quantum Algorithms to Quantum Hardware and Quantum Computation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016,2017
URL http://www.bristol.ac.uk/physics/research/quantum/conferences/bqit-workshop/
 
Description Bristol Quantum Information Technologies Workshop 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Set up in 2014 as a DSTL funded workshop on road mapping the future of quantum technologies, this even has evolved into an annual conference on quantum technologies with over 100 attendees per year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
URL http://www.bristol.ac.uk/physics/research/quantum/bqit2016/
 
Description Capri2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Led UK delegation representing research in quantum technologies for UK-Italian bilateral meeting, held in Capri
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cheltenham Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact About the Science Festival
How long is a piece of string? What makes the world turn? And why does chocolate taste so good? From the state of the planet, to the latest stem cell research, to the secrets of the perfect cup of tea - nothing is off limits at Cheltenham Science Festival. We'll be joined by some of the world's greatest scientists, big thinkers and comedy geniuses to help us answer some pretty big questions.

With past speakers including Brian Cox, Robert Winston, Alice Roberts and Richard Dawkins, the festival is the perfect place to pose your most burning questions and expand your mind. Join us for six jam-packed-days of debate, discovery, experiments, enjoyment and hands on fun and take a fresh look at the world around you.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science
 
Description Cheltenham Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The team hosted a demonstration in the Discovery Zone at the Cheltenham Science Festival, in collaboration with the NQIT Hub in Oxford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL http://www.bristol.ac.uk/physics/news/2016/qet-chetsci.html
 
Description Cheltenham Science Festival speaker 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion on photonic quantum technologies and whether they will be viable in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description China2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk on my research at conference in Zhuhai, China for quantum information science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description FestivalOfScience2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk on the history of quantum technologies at the Festival of Physics in Bristol (March 2017)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description International Conference on Optics of Excitons in Confined Systems, University of Bath 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The International conference on Optics of Excitons in Confined Systems (OECS 2017) took place at the University of Bath on 10-15 September 2017.

The event brings together internationally leading scientists and many young researchers collaborating in a broad range of scientific topics related to optics of excitons in confined systems. The main goal of this conference was to discuss in-depth new important results, ideas and future directions in the existing as well as in the emerging areas of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk at INL Workshop, Braga 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at INL Workshop, Braga, Portugal, 3rd-5th October 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited to Taiwan, National Cheng Kung University, Lecture on Pohotonic Quantum Technologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited to Taiwan, National Cheng Kung University, Lecture on Pohotonic Quantum Technologies: Metrology, spins and photons, 12/01/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NIST Single Photon Workshop - Boulder Colorado 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact on July 31 - August 4, 2017, NIST hosted the Single Photon Workshop 2017, at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado (USA). SPW2017 was the eighth installment in a series of international workshops on single-photon generation and detection technology and applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2017/07/single-photon-workshop-2017
 
Description Nano Meta 2017 Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact NANOMETA 2017 aimed to bring together the international Nanotechnology, Photonics and Materials research communities where most recent and challenging results and plans were discussed in the informal setting on a glorious mountaineering resort. The technical programme included invited and selected contributed papers in the areas of:

• Plasmonics, Metamaterials and Metadevices
• Quantum and Topological Nanophotonics
• New Materials for Nanophotonics
• Optical Super-resolution

The conference was organised in two oral parallel sessions (Nanophotonics and Metamaterials) and will feature joint plenary, tutorial and post-deadline sessions. The conference timetable was arranged in a way that permits mid-day breaks for recreational activities and informal contact between participants.

Nanometa 2017 presented plenary and breakthrough talks. The conference also featured a number of invited talks devoted to recent important advances in nanophotonics and metamaterials science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.nanometa.org/
 
Description New Scientist University - The quantum world 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presented talk on the quantum world to the general public as part of the New Scientist Instant expert university.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.newscientist.com/round-up/quantumworldlive/
 
Description QCrypt 2017, University of Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Quantum cryptography aims to achieve security from fundamental physical principles, such as the quantum mechanical phenomena of entanglement and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. In the last few years, significant progress has been made in the theoretical understanding of quantum cryptography, and its technological feasibility has been demonstrated experimentally. Quantum cryptography is therefore regarded as one of the most promising candidates for a future quantum technology.

The annual conference on quantum cryptography (QCrypt) is a conference for students and researchers working on all aspects of quantum cryptography. The main goals of the conference are to represent the previous year's best results and to support the building of a research community in quantum cryptography. For more information on goals and structure, see QCrypt charter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://2017.qcrypt.net/
 
Description QET Labs Quantum Techology: Today and Tomorrow November 2016 (Bristol) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Quantum Engineering Technology Labs(QETLabs) at the University of Bristol invited delegates to a unique one free day event on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 to explore the potential impact and opportunities brought by the development of Quantum Technologies.
The day focused around the potential impact and opportunities created by Quantum Technologies in business and incorporated:

Talks from Gooch & Housego, Airbus and Keysight Technologies
Hands on Quantum Technologies demonstrations
Facilitated discussions about how Quantum Technologies fit in to a future industrial technology landscape
Opportunities to talk to experts about the applications of Quantum Technologies in your business

This event was aimed at those with an interest in bringing quantum technologies into their business, working with existing companies and academic research groups to develop underpinning and associated technologies and applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bristol.ac.uk/physics/research/quantum/conferences/qid/
 
Description QET Labs Quantum in the Summer School 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact In the summer of 2017 QET Labs held their third annual summer school, Quantum in the Summer, for students aged 16 and over. The intensive week-long summer school runs for one week and celebrates light in all its forms.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018
URL http://www.bristol.ac.uk/physics/research/quantum/engagement/qsummer/
 
Description QUAMP 2017, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact QuAMP WAS a biennial international conference on Quantum, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics.
QuAMP 2017 was held in Glasgow at the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel, from 4-7 September 2017. The meeting covered quantum information and technology, quantum optics, ultra-cold matter, the interaction of light with molecules and plasmas. The format comprised of plenary talks by invited speakers as well as some contributed talks and posters.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://quamp2017.iopconfs.org/Home
 
Description Quantum in the Summer 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact In the summer of 2016 QET Labs held their second annual summer school, Quantum in the Summer, for students aged 16 and over. The intensive week-long summer school runs for one week and celebrates light in all its forms.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL http://www.bristol.ac.uk/physics/research/quantum/engagement/qsummer/
 
Description RISE campaign leader 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact The RISE Leaders will be paired with individuals from government, business or media to communicate the importance and impact of their research. They will also nominate young researchers for the status of 'Rising Stars', tipped to lead internationally excellent research in the future. These nominees will go through to the final RISE award ceremony taking place in June at the House of Commons.

Opportunity to promote science and young researchers to government, business and media
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibit is one of the largest events in the science outreach calendar and is attended by thousands. Scientists from all over the UK are invited to display their cutting-edge research during the week-long event. After a competitive application process, QET Labs was invited to explain the weird and wonderful world of quantum computing, as one of only 22 exhibits.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/summer-science-exhibition/
 
Description Royal Society Quantum Technologies Meeting 2016 (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Sir Peter Knight FRS, Professor Ian Walmsley FRS, Professor Gerard Milburn, Dr Jonathan Pritchard, Dr Stephen Till.

The meeting included academic and industry leaders in quantum physics and engineering to identify the next generation of quantum technologies for translational development. These include: simulators for chemistry and materials, imaging systems, enhanced sensors, ultra-precise atomic clocks, secure communications networks and quantum co-processors, such as certified random number generators and small-scale computing engines.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2016/05/quantum-technology/
 
Description Southampton Quantum Tech Lecture 8th November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Lecture at Southampton University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Swansea2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited research talk at Swansea University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description UIMP International Summer School and Workshop by Spanish Network of Quantum Technologies, Madrid 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at UIMP International Summer School and Workshop by Spanish Network of Quantum Technologies in Madrid
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description World Economic Forum (Davos, Switzerland) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters remains the foremost creative force for engaging the world's top leaders in collaborative activities focused on shaping the global, regional and industry agendas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2016