Silicon quantum computing: light work with long waves

Silverstone, J. W. (Recipient)

Activity: Other activity typesFellowship awarded competitively


Quantum information will revolutionise computing. Many technologies compete to underpin this quantum computing revolution, but everything remains to play for. Quantum bits stored in light are low noise and easily transmitted. The problem is technological: scaling up is hard. Industrial silicon optics is our best hope for quantum computation with light, but silicon, at the usual wavelengths, has fundamental limitations on performance and manufacturability. This project transcends engineering and science to overcome these limitations. By translating silicon quantum photonics to longer wavelengths, in the mid-infrared, and by tightly integrating electronics, we will achieve the first quantum computation with light. Early Career Fellowship ECF-2018-276
Period1 Sep 20181 Sep 2021
Held atThe Leverhulme Trust, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational