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Dr Ruth OultonMSc(UMIST), PhD(Sheff)

Reader in Quantum Photonics

Research interests

I am a senior lecturer and former EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow in the Centre for Quantum Photonics, in Physics and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. My research interests centre around the use of solid-state quantum emitters that interact with light, for quantum technology applications.

I am Principle Investigator and Co Investigator of several research grants which cover a range of research interests:

Present Grants

  • EPSRC Quantum Technologies Fellow: "Project 1D QED" EP/N003381/1: a 5 year fellowship to create useable single photon sources and quantum photonic switching technology.
  • PI of EPSRC Standard Grant "SPIN SPACE" EP/M024156/1, a collaboration with the University of Essex where we will combine single photon sources and semiconductor spin lasers in a multicore fibre platform.

Previous grants:

  • PI of EU FP7 Future and Emerging Technologies collaboration grant " Spin Photon Anglar Momentum Transfer for Quantum Enabled Technologies" ( SPANGL4Q).
  • EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship: "Nuclear Nanomagnets for Quantum Optical Spin Devices"

  • Co-I of CHIST-ERA collaboration grant " Solid- State Quantum Networks" (SSQN)

  • I have also very recently received a New Directions for EPSRC Research Leaders Award, on "Biomimetics for Quantum Optics".

Structured keywords

  • Quantum Information

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Postal address:
HH Wills Physics Laboratory
Tyndall Avenue
United Kingdom
Postal address:
Merchant Venturers Building
Woodland Road
United Kingdom

Selected research outputs

  1. Published

    Quantum dot induced phase shift in a pillar microcavity

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

  2. Published
  3. Published
  4. Published

    Mode locking of electron spin coherences in singly charged quantum dots

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Selected research projects

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Selected awards and activities

  1. Alexander von Humboldt fellowship

    Activity: Fellowships, Media, and other activitiesFellowship awarded competitively

  2. Institute of Physics (External organisation)

    Activity: Membership and advisory workAdvisory work for/on national or international committee or working group

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