Dr Jonathan Pritchard

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Personal statement

Jonathan Pritchard recieved his PhD from Durham University in 2011, studying cooperative optical non-linearities at the single photon level arising from strong atomic interactions. He then joined the Photonics group at the University of Strathclyde building a new apparatus for atom interferometry with a Bose-Einstein Condensate for inertial sensing. He then joined the hybrid quantum information group at the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013, developing a new project to trap a single atom close to a superconducting circuit for a hybrid quantum memory. Jonathan was recently awared an EPSRC Quantum Technology Fellowship in July 2015 to start a new project at the University of Strathclyde using hybrid atom-superconductor devices to develop next generation hardware for quantum networking.

Publications

A spotlight on circular states
Pritchard Jonathan
Nature Physics (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-022-01572-5
Strong coupling and active cooling in a finite temperature hybrid atom-cavity system
Keary L F, Pritchard J D
Physical Review A Vol 105 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.105.013707
Optimal state choice for Rydberg atom microwave sensors
Chopinaud Aurelien, Pritchard Jonathan
Physical Review Applied Vol 16 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.16.024008
A practical compact source of heralded single photons for a simple detection LIDAR
Mrozowski Mateusz P, Jeffers John, Pritchard Jonathan D
(2021)
https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2597218
Theoretical comparison of quantum and classical illumination for simple detection-based LIDAR
Murchie Richard J, Pritchard Jonathan D, Jeffers John
Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging XIX Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Vol 11835 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2597042
Hybrid quantum devices : guest editorial
Chu Yiwen, Pritchard Jonathan D, Wang Hailin, Weides Martin
Applied Physics Letters Vol 118 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0057740

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Research interests

Hybrid quantum technologies, atomic physics, quantum optics, single photon non-linearities

Professional activities

EPSRC (External organisation)
Member
27/7/2021
EPSRC (External organisation)
Member
19/1/2021
Internal PhD Examiner, University of Strathclyde
Examiner
29/9/2020
Applied Physics Letters (Journal)
Editor
31/8/2020
External PhD Examiner, CQT, National University of Singapore
Examiner
12/8/2020
BBC Article on neutral atom quantum computing
Interviewee
7/8/2020

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Projects

Quantum Computing & Simulation Hub: Academic Partnership Resource Fund
Pritchard, Jonathan (Principal Investigator) Daley, Andrew (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2023
DISCOVERY: Developing UK Industrial Supply for Commercial Quantum Computing (IUK Technology project)
Riis, Erling (Principal Investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator) Pritchard, Jonathan (Co-investigator) Ward, Jeremy Stuart (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2023
Scalable Qubit Arrays for Quantum Computation and Optimisation (M Squared Prosperity Partnership)
Pritchard, Jonathan (Principal Investigator) Daley, Andrew (Co-investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator)
Scalable Qubit Arrays (SQuAre)
05-Jan-2020 - 04-Jan-2025
Microwave and Terahertz Field Metrology and Imaging using Rydberg Atoms
Pritchard, Jonathan (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 28-Jan-2022
UCL CDT Studentship L Keary
Pritchard, Jonathan (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2022
Quantum technologies using Diffractive Optical Structures (Phase II)
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator) Arnold, Aidan (Co-investigator) Pritchard, Jonathan (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 01-Jan-2018

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