About us

We are primarily an experimental group, testing and developing ideas in quantum computing using laser-manipulated trapped ions. We work on photonically-networked ion traps, the development of microfabricated chip trap technology, and high-fidelity quantum logic operations. Our ion trap work forms one of the core areas of the UK's Quantum Computing and Simulation Hub, led by Oxford.

We are also involved in some theoretical activity, concerned mainly with quantum fault-tolerant methods and quantum error correction.

Ph.D. positions

We are always looking for talented and motivated students who are interested in pursuing research in our group. We are seeking at least two students to start in 2021. Please apply through the University of Oxford's graduate admissions process; if you would like further information, please email David Lucas.

Group photo 2019
Ion trap quantum computing group, December 2019.