Dr Daniel Oi

Senior Lecturer


Personal statement

Daniel Oi is a Senior Lecturer working on Quantum Information in the Computational Nonlinear and Quantum Optics (CNQO) group at the Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde. His research interests span fundamental aspects of quantum theory, quantum engineering, the theory of quantum computation, and quantum space science and technologies. Prior to joining Strathclyde in 2006, he was a Research Fellow at Sidney Sussex College and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge. He completed his doctorate at the Centre for Quantum Computation, University of Oxford in 2002.


Linear quantum optical bare raising operator
Radtke Jennifer C J, Oi Daniel K L, Jeffers John
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Vol 50 (2017)
CubeSat quantum communications mission
Oi Daniel KL, Ling Alex, Vallone Giuseppe, Villoresi Paolo, Greenland Stephen Charles, Kerr Emma, Macdonald Malcolm, Weinfurter Harald, Kuiper Hans, Charbon Edoardo, Ursin Rupert
EPJ Quantum Technology Vol 4 (2017)
Nanosatellite experiments to enable future space-based QKD missions
Bedington Robert, Bai Xueliang, Truong-Cao Edward, Tan Yue Chuan, Durak Kadir, Villar Zafra Aitor, Grieve James A, Oi Daniel KL, Ling Alexander
EPJ Quantum Technology Vol 3 (2016)
Nanosatellites for quantum science and technology
Oi Daniel KL, Ling Alex, Grieve James A, Jennewein Thomas, Dinkelaker Aline N, Krutzik Markus
Contemporary Physics, pp. 1-32 (2016)
Generation and analysis of correlated pairs of photons on board a nanosatellite
Tang Zhongkan, Chandrasekara Rakhitha, Tan Yue Chuan, Cheng Cliff, Sha Luo, Hiang Goh Cher, Oi Daniel K L, Ling Alexander
Physical Review Applied Vol 5 (2016)
Deterministic amplification of Schrödinger cat states in circuit quantum electrodynamics
Joo Jaewoo, Elliott Matthew, Oi Daniel K L, Ginossar Eran, Spiller Timothy P
New Journal of Physics Vol 18 (2016)

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Professional activities

Catapult Researchers in Residence – EPSRC engagement event
UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2019
Centre for Quantum Technologies
Visiting researcher
CubeSat Optical Terminal for Quantum Key Distribution
Satellite Applications Catapult
Visiting researcher
Satellite QKD

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Carnegie Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship
Oi, Daniel (Principal Investigator) Nikolov, Boyko (Researcher)
03-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2019
Satellite Quantum Key Distribution (SA Catapult Researchers in Residence)
Oi, Daniel (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2022
Comms QT Hub Partnership Resource III
Oi, Daniel (Principal Investigator) Macdonald, Malcolm (Co-investigator) Lowe, Christopher (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2019
CMSIN-II (CEOI Resubmission) Compact Multi-Spectral Imager for Nanosatellites II
Oi, Daniel (Principal Investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator) Jeffers, John (Co-investigator) Macdonald, Malcolm (Co-investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator) Murray, Paul (Co-investigator) Lowe, Christopher (Research Co-investigator)
23-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2020
Augmentation of Future QKD Networks with CubeSat Systems
Lowe, Christopher (Principal Investigator) Macdonald, Malcolm (Co-investigator) Oi, Daniel (Co-investigator)
The pace of space-based Quantum Key Distribution is now accelerating, with a number of proof-of-concept missions deployed or planned. Within the UK, the QUARC (QUAntum Research CubeSat) team has been progressing key enabling quantum technologies targeting minaturised satellite platforms. While it is known that CubeSats offer a cost effective and potentially disruptive demonstration opportunity, the extent to which these small satellites can augment emerging QKD ground and space based capability is yet to be addressed. This requires aligning the operational concept for CubeSat based QKD missions to the business needs of telecom providers and infrastructure. The work will bring together the mission and system design and enabling technologies with the context and timelines for deploying into these larger telecom driven system-of-systems. It will identify the feasibility of specific niches for exploitation by CubeSats as QKD matures based on these use cases, and work both with investors and segment suppliers to deliver an attractive and costed package providing a feasible route to market. In addressing an application market, the service level agreements and resultant CubeSat mission assurance necessary will be critical with buy-in from all stakeholders and tested with end users. The work will further inform technology development activities ensuring that effective technology or service raising opportunities can be taken. The innovation focus for this feasibility study is establishing the scope for CubeSats to augment the emergence and delivery of wider QKD networks, providing business context for enabling technology development, and generating a realistic baseline of the mission assurance necessary to satisfy end users and investors.
01-Jan-2018 - 28-Jan-2019
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTA - University of Strathclyde) | Radtke, Jennifer
Jeffers, John (Principal Investigator) Oi, Daniel (Co-investigator) Radtke, Jennifer (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 01-Jan-2018

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