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Research group

Quantum, light and matter

Quantam lights

Our research group examines the connections between physics, chemistry and engineering.

About

Our work aims to advance our fundamental understanding of quantum physics. Much of our research focuses on the themes of nanostructuring, optical control and quantum coherence. 

Our research covers the following areas: 

  • experimental foundations of quantum physics 
  • photonic quantum technology and quantum metrology 
  • hybrid polaritonics and ultrastrong light-matter interaction 
  • advanced materials, nanoscience, and light sources 

We occupy modern laboratories with the latest lasers and characterisation tools. The group also controls the nanomaterials rapid prototyping facility and has access to the University's modern nanofabrication facility. 

Research highlights

People, projects and publications

People

Doctor Alberto Politi

Associate Professor

Connect with Alberto

Email: a.politi@soton.ac.uk

Address: B46, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

Professor Alexey Kavokin

Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Research interests

  • Excitons and exciton-polaritons, photonic crystals and metamaterials, quantum computing, spintronics, superconductivity.

Connect with Alexey

Email: a.kavokin@soton.ac.uk

Address: B46, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

Professor Antonios Kanaras MSc, PhD, FRSC, FRSB, FInstP, FHEA

Professor

Connect with Antonios

Email: a.kanaras@soton.ac.uk

Address: B46, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

Mr Christopher Timberlake

Research Fellow in Quantum Nanophysics

Connect with Christopher

Professor David Smith MA, DPhil

Professor

Connect with David

Email: d.c.smith@soton.ac.uk

Address: B46, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

My research focusses on the interaction between light and matter at the nanoscale.
Professorial Fellow (Research)
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