Dr Dondu Sahin

BSc, MSc, PhD(T.U.Eindhoven)

  • Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training Nanoscience and Quantum Information (NSQI) Building University of Bristol Tyndall Avenue Bristol BS8 1FD

    United Kingdom

  • BS8 1TL


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Research interests

Dr. Döndü Sahin is a Lecturer in the Quantum Engineering, with expertise semiconductor and superconductor physics, non-linear physics and III-V and II-IV fabrication technologies. She obtained her PhD in Applied Physics from the Technical University of Eindhoven. During her PhD, she worked on the pioneering experiments on waveguide-integrated superconducting nanowire single photon detectors which paved the way for integrated quantum photonics. Before becoming lecturer, she was with QETLabs as a Marie-Curie researcher at the University of Bristol. She is currently leading the single photon detector and high-extinction on-chip filtering programmes. She regularly organises conference at the international level and organised a successful young scientist conference on quantum photonics information in 2016 with 70 participants. She was invited to participate in the 66th Lindau Physics Nobel Laureate meeting and was awarded a Marina van Damme grant in 2015. She regularly presents her work, with many invited presentations at international conferences and her works were featured at SPIE News. She is also a keen demonstrator and leads the outreach activities in quantum engineering CDT.

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  • QETLabs

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QuPIC: Quantum Technology Capital: Quantum Photonic Integrated Circuits

Thompson, M. G., O'Brien, J. L., May, D., Cryan, M. J., Marshall, G. D., Kling, L., Murray, W. A., Sahin, D., Barreto, J., Coimbatore Balram, K. & Jiang, P.


Project: Research, Parent

Programme Grant: Engineering Photonic Quantum Technologies.

Rarity, J. G., O'Brien, J. L., Thompson, M. G., Erven, C., Sahin, D., Marshall, G. D., Barreto, J., Jiang, P., Mccutcheon, W. D., Silverstone, J. W., Sinclair, G. F., Kling, L., Banerjee, A., Wang, J., Santagati, R., Borghi, M., Woodland, E. M., Mawdsley, H. C. M. & Faruque, I. I.


Project: Research, Parent

Research Output

  • 20 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
  • 16 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Chapter in a book

Low-loss, low-crosstalk waveguide crossing for scalable integrated silicon photonics applications

Johnson, M. H. & Sahin, D., 13 Apr 2020, In : Optics Express.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
46 Downloads (Pure)

Silicon quantum photonics in the short-wave infrared: A new platform for big quantum optics

Silverstone, J. W., Rosenfeld, L. M., Sulway, D. A., Sayers, B. D. J., Biele, J., Sinclair, G. F., Sahin, D., Kling, L., Matthews, J. C. F., Thompson, M. G. & Rarity, J. G., 17 Oct 2019, 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 8871561. (2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Temperature dependence of the Kerr nonlinearity and two-photon absorption in a silicon waveguide at 1:55μm

    Sinclair, G., Tyler, N., Sahin, D., Barreto, J. & Thompson, M., 25 Apr 2019, In : Physical Review Applied. 11, 4, 044084.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    178 Downloads (Pure)

    Supervised Work

    Low Q-factor Silicon Photonic Cavities for Optical Filtering and Single-Photon Detection

    Author: Johnson, M. H., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Thompson, M. G. (Supervisor) & Sahin, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)