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Research interests

The overall research motive of the Quantum Photonics Laboratory at Heriot-Watt University is to create the ideal quantum photonic device: ultra-coherent quantum states that can be initialized, manipulated and read-out using quantum optical techniques while retaining the electronic and optical functionality of semiconductors. We work at the interface of quantum optics, condensed-matter physics, materials science, and nano-optics to pursue this goal. Materials systems we explore include different types of semiconductor quantum dots and defect centres in diamond. We also work in the design, fabrication, and characterization of novel nano-photonic structures using our new NanoFabrication facility. Our research enables the discovery of new science which is likely to be essential for future technologies.

Biography

Prof. Brian Gerardot holds a Chair in Emerging Technologies from the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Wolfson Merit Award from the Royal Society. Previously, he obtained a BSc in Materials Science from Purdue University (1998), a PhD from UC Santa Barbara (2004), was a post-doctoral researcher at HWU (2004-2006), held a Fellowship at HWU from the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2006-2009) and a University Research Fellowship from the Royal Society (2009 - 2017).

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Research Output 2001 2018

Engineering light emission of two-dimensional materials in both the weak and strong coupling regimes

Brotons-Gisbert, M., Martínez-Pastor, J. P., Ballesteros, G. C., Gerardot, B. D. & Sánchez-Royo, J. F., Jan 2018, In : Nanophotonics. 7, 1, p. 253-267 15 p.

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Light emission
light emission
engineering
electromagnetic absorption
Light

Frequency-encoded linear cluster states with coherent Raman photons

Scerri, D., Malein, R. N. E., Gerardot, B. D. & Gauger, E. M., 14 Aug 2018, In : Physical Review A. 98, 2, 022318

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photons
quantum dots
resources
emitters
platforms

High-resolution grayscale image hidden in a laser beam

Yue, F., Zhang, C., Zang, X., Wen, D., Gerardot, B. D., Zhang, S. & Chen, X., 26 Jan 2018, In : Light: Science and Applications. 7, 17129

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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laser beams
high resolution
polarization
cameras
color

Microcavity enhanced single photon emission from two-dimensional WSe2

Flatten, L. C., Weng, L., Branny, A., Johnson, S., Dolan, P. R., Trichet, A. A. P., Gerardot, B. D. & Smith, J. M., 11 May 2018, In : Applied Physics Letters. 112, 19, 191105

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

optoelectronic devices
emitters
photons
excitons
cavities

Towards spontaneous parametric down conversion from monolayer MoS2

Dinparasti Saleh, H., Vezzoli, S., Caspani, L., Branny, A., Kumar, S., Gerardot, B. D. & Faccio, D., 1 Mar 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 3862

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nonlinearity
photoluminescence
polarization
phase matching
indication

Prizes

Chair in Emerging Technologies

Brian D. Gerardot (Recipient), 1 Mar 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Challenging Engineering award

Brian D. Gerardot (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

engineering
quantum communication
students
metrology
engineers

ERC Consolidator Grant

Brian D. Gerardot (Recipient), 1 Jan 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

ERC Starting Grant

Brian D. Gerardot (Recipient), 1 Jan 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Personal Research Fellowship

Brian D. Gerardot (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively