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Doctor Patrick Ledingham

Dr Patrick Ledingham

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • - Quantum light-matter interactions
  • - Alkali vapour quantum memories
  • - Rare-earth-ion quantum memories

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Address: B46, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ


Dr. Patrick Ledingham is an experimental quantum physicist actively involved in research aimed at advancing scalable quantum technology using single photons. His work has been centered on exploring light-matter interactions within diverse material systems, including rare earth ion-doped media, defects in diamond, alkali vapors, and semiconductor quantum dots. Dr. Ledingham's primary focus is on developing the capability to store and retrieve quantum optical states on demand, essentially creating a quantum optical memory. He leads the Hybrid Quantum Networks Laboratory, specializing in broadband (>GHz) quantum memory protocols within atomic ensembles, spanning both room temperature and cryogenic platforms, with a particular emphasis on establishing interfaces with heralded and deterministic single photon sources.

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