PhD offer: Practical demonstration of Quantum Illumination
The Experimental Quantum Optics and Photonics Group (www.photonics.strath.ac.uk) at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow have
a number of fully-funded PhD positions available in the field of experimental quantum technologies focused on the following projects:
• Practical demonstration of Quantum Illumination
Quantum illumination exploits correlations or entanglement in the emitted light to enable significant improvements in target discrimination and range-finding for radar or LIDAR applications compared to standard classical techniques. This approach simultaneously provides excellent noise rejection meaning the technique is robust to jamming and able to operate with emitted light levels well below the noise background to prevent detection by an eaves-dropper.
For this project we have two studentships available, one focused on developing the theory of quantum illumination and devising optimal detection protocols and a second experimental project developing a compact, high brightness source of correlated single photons for performing experiments on quantum illumination. This project will test and benchmark new protocols for un-jammable quantum LIDAR against the best classical detection strategies to enable demonstration of quantum advantage. The hardware developed in the project will enable future scalable implementation of quantum LIDAR with applications for autonomous vehicle navigation and covert sensing and detection.
For more details on the projects or details on how to apply please see http://photonics.phys.strath.ac.uk/open_positions/.
The Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde has been ranked first in the UK for research by the Time Higher Education, based on the results of the UK Research Excellence Framework. The Experimental Quantum Optics & Photonics group has nine academics leading a group of over 40 PhD and postdoctoral researchers undertaking experimental investigations of atomic systems and emerging quantum technologies.