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Research interests

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.

Biography

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 2019

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
File
bells
quantum theory
quantum mechanics
standard deviation
theorems

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
File
ghosts
visual stimuli
visual perception
decomposition
decay

Refuting observer-independence in quantum theory

Proietti, M., Pickston, A., Graffitti, F., Barrow, P., Kundys, D., Branciard, C., Ringbauer, M. & Fedrizzi, A., 17 Oct 2019, 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC). IEEE, 8872242

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Quantum theory
paradoxes
bells
quantum theory
theorems

Time/frequency high-dimensional entanglement via engineered parametric downconversion

Graffitti, F., Pickston, A., Barrow, P., Proietti, M., Kundys, D., Brańczyk, A. M. & Fedrizzi, A., 17 Oct 2019, 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC). IEEE, 8871592

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Photonics
degrees of freedom
photonics
Quantum communication
Quantum computers

Certification and Quantification of Multilevel Quantum Coherence

Ringbauer, M., Bromley, T. R., Cianciaruso, M., Lami, L., Lau, W. Y. S., Adesso, G., White, A. G., Fedrizzi, A. & Piani, M., Dec 2018, In : Physical Review X. 8, 4, 041007.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
certification
discrimination
quantum communication
programming
metrology

Prizes

EPSRC Quantum Technology Fellow

Alessandro Fedrizzi (Recipient), 1 Jul 2015

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

photons
photonics
physical sciences
life sciences
hubs

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