Welcome to Quantum Photonics Laboratory

Research Focus

The research in the Quantum Potonics Laboratory centers on the applications of quantum photonics and quantum optics, as well as the fundamental aspects of the quantum world. We are involved in the experimental design of devices based on quantum photonics suitable for communication and computing with photons, and the development of ultra-long distance quantum communication systems using terrestrial and satellite-based systems.

Interested in joining?

This established group of Professor Thomas Jennewein is recruiting graduate students for work in the domain of Quantum Information Processing.

This field combines information processing technologies with the laws of quantum physics and is at the forefront of research today, giving rise to powerful new information tools such as quantum computing and quantum cryptography. The group, a part of the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, focuses on the experimental realizations of Quantum Cryptography over large distances using single photons and entangled photon pairs transmitted between two parties to generate a secret between them. The optical, electronic and opto-mechanical components necessary to achieve this are a significant focus. They include

  • Stable sources of entangled and single photons
  • Automated tracking of telescopes
  • Time synchronization to identify the correct emission-detection events
  • Electronics for on-board data registration and date processing

Motivated students are very welcome to contact Professor Thomas Jennewein directly for more details.

Our laboratory is currently located at the Research Advancement Centre (RAC) Building, 475 Wes Graham Way, Waterloo, with new lab space soon to be opened in the recently-completed Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC). Telephone (519)-888-4567 ext 37485.