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Welcome to the Quantum Measurement Lab! We are part of the Atomic and Laser Physics sub-department at the University of Oxford. We pursue a combination of experimental and theoretical research to develop quantum technologies and explore the foundations of physics. Our current research interests include:

  • quantum optomechanics
  • quantum photonics
  • hybrid quantum systems
  • quantum sensing
  • the quantum-to-classical transition
  • quantum gravity

We enjoy a close collaboration with the Ultrafast Quantum Optics Group and the Quantum Electronic Devices Group.

Simulated Wigner function of a mechanical quantum superposition state prepared using a continuous position-squared measurement. See our experimental and theoretical works in this direction for more information.


  • October 2016: Our paper "Arbitrary multi-qubit generation", which introduces a technique how to synthesize multi-qubit states of light, has now been published in New Journal of Physics. Many congratulations Farid, Austin, and Tim!

  • August 2016: Jack Clarke joins our team for his masters project. Welcome aboard Jack!

  • July 2016: Magdalena Szczykulska joins our team for the second half of her PhD. Welcome aboard Magda!

  • June 2016: Our work studying non-classicality of optomechanical phases has been published in Physical Reivew A. A key result of the work sheds light on what fraction of the signal is quantum in the Marshall et al and the Pikovski et al proposals. Many congratulations Federico, Ludovico, Igor, Caslav and Myungshik!

  • June 2016: Zhe Xian Koong joins our team as a summer student. Selamat datang Zak!

  • May 2016: Our theoretical work on nonclassical state preparation of mechanical motion using phonon addition/subtraction and QND quadrature measurements has been published in Physical Review A. That was fun Tom and Myungshik!

  • May 2016: Our proposal for a pulsed optomechanical interface has been published in New Journal of Pysics. Well done James Bennett and team!

  • Mar 2016: Our experimental work on position-squared measurements of a mechanical oscillator has been published in Nature Communications. Many congratulations George Brawley and team!

  • Mar 2016: Georg Enzian joins our team to start his PhD. Herzlich willkommen Georg!

  • Mar 2016: Dian Wu joins our team from Prof. Jianwei Pan's group for 18 months. Huanying Dian!

  • Mar 2016: Together with our collaborators in Oxford Materials we have been awarded an EPSRC Quantum Technologies Stategic Capital Award. We're looking forward to setting up and working in the new lab!