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Doctor James Gates

Dr James Gates

 MPhys, PhD
Principal Research Fellow

Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Address: B53, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)


Dr James C Gates is a Principal Research Fellow in the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton. After completing a Master of Physics degree from the University of Southampton in 1999, he continued his studies at the ORC and in 2003 received a PhD in optoelectronics. After his PhD, he moved to the Department of Physics in Southampton and worked in the field of nanophotonics, before returning to the ORC in 2006. Since 2006 he has developed fabrication techniques for manufacturing photonic devices, principally glass-based integrated optics. These techniques have led to applications in a diverse range of areas including optical sensing and telecommunications. In the past 15 years, James has specialised in the fabrication of photonic devices for the field of Quantum Technology, with the key goal of reducing loss and enabling the scaling of quantum computing and quantum metrology. 

James has filed over 4 patents, published over 90 peer-reviewed journal papers and authored over 250 conference papers.

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