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My research focuses on the development of photonic quantum technology and its application to experimental quantum information processing—from foundational research to quantum communication, computation and metrology. Quantum technology is now on the brink of delivering devices that can surpass the capabilities of their classical counterparts. Photonics plays a key role in this quantum revolution, providing a scalable quantum processing platform in its own right, but also due to its unique ability to coherently connect other physical architectures. My goal is to drive all facets of this development, from improving primary photonic capabilities to creating scalable hybrid quantum systems.


Dr Alessandro Fedrizzi joined Heriot-Watt University in September 2015 as an Associate Professor. He currently holds an EPSRC Early Career Quantum Technology Fellowship. Prior to moving to Heriot-Watt he spent seven years—including three on a ARC Discovery Early Career Award—as a research fellow with Andrew White at the University of Queensland, Australia. Dr Fedrizzi completed his PhD in 2008 under the auspices of Anton Zeilinger at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information in Vienna.

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Research Output 2004 2020

Measurement-Device-Independent Verification of Quantum Channels

Graffitti, F., Pickston, A., Barrow, P., Proietti, M., Kundys, D., Rosset, D., Ringbauer, M. & Fedrizzi, A., 10 Jan 2020, In : Physical Review Letters. 124, 1, 010503.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
central processing units

Numerical Study of Reconfigurable Mid‐IR Single Photon Sources Based on Functional Ferroelectrics

Kundys, D., Graffitti, F., McCracken, R. A., Fedrizzi, A. & Kundys, B., 29 Jan 2020, In : Advanced Quantum Technologies. 1900092.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
group velocity

Enhanced Multiqubit Phase Estimation in Noisy Environments by Local Encoding

Proietti, M., Ringbauer, M., Graffitti, F., Barrow, P., Pickston, A., Kundys, D., Cavalcanti, D., Aolita, L., Chaves, R. & Fedrizzi, A., 1 Nov 2019, In : Physical Review Letters. 123, 18, 180503.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Experimental test of local observer independence

Proietti, M., Pickston, A., Graffitti, F., Barrow, P., Kundys, D., Branciard, C., Ringbauer, M. & Fedrizzi, A., 20 Sep 2019, In : Science Advances. 5, 9, eaaw9832.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
quantum theory
quantum mechanics
standard deviation

Ghost imaging with the human eye

Boccolini, A., Fedrizzi, A. & Faccio, D., 18 Mar 2019, In : Optics Express. 27, 6, p. 9258-9265 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
visual stimuli
visual perception


EPSRC Quantum Technology Fellow

Alessandro Fedrizzi (Recipient), 1 Jul 2015

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

physical sciences
life sciences

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Invited talk

Satellite-based quantum communications

Ross J. Donaldson (Speaker), Gerald Stuart Buller (Contributor), Alessandro Fedrizzi (Contributor)
11 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk