Quantum Computing with photonic networks


Contact Dr Almut Beige to discuss this project further informally

Project description

The aim of this PhD project is to develop highly efficient protocols for processing quantum information in coherent cavity networks. These consist of sources for single photons on demand which are already available in the laboratory and have recently been combined with linear optics networks. Morover, single photon detectors and quantum feedback can be used to alter the dynamics of photonic networks in interesting ways, thereby resulting for example in non-linearities and non-ergodicity. Here we aim to use these tools develop novel protocols with applications ranging from quantum metrology and quantum computing to quantum neural networks.

Entry requirements

Applications are invited from candidates with, or expecting, a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2:1) in a relevant discipline, a Master's degree in a relevant discipline, or both.

Additional staff contact

Jiannis Pachos

How to apply

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements.

Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the university's website. Please state clearly in the research information section that the PhD you wish to be considered for is 'Quantum Computing with photonic networks' as well as Dr Almut Beige as your proposed supervisor.

We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates.  All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

If you require any further information please contact the Graduate School Office
e: physics.pg.admissions@leeds.ac.uk