Interested in joining the lab?

The Barclay lab is recruiting undergraduate students and prospective PhD candidates seeking to do research in quantum nanophotonics. We are also seeking postdoctoral researchers with expertise in nanofabrication. If you are interested, please email a brief description of your research interests to Paul, and include a copy of your CV and transcript. Previous nanophotonics experience…

Welcome new lab members!

Welcome to three new lab members: Peyman, who joins us from Tehran, Waleed, who arrives from Queens (where he worked in Stephen Hughes’ quantum photonics theory group), and Natalia, who comes from Campinas (Brazil) with a wealth of optomechanics expertise. Excuse the photo of our alumni. Photos of our new team members are incoming.

Cooling mechanical resonators with a microscope

The lab has harnessed a new type of coupling between light and mechanical resonator to demonstrate a new technique for cooling–removing mechanical energy–from a nanoscale object. This object was fabricated from a diamond chip and was installed in a custom microscope and cryostat designed for combining laser cooling with nanophotonic device measurements. The work was…

Postdoc Opportunities in Quantum Photonic Devices

Postdoc Opportunities in Quantum Photonic Devices We are recruiting candidates for PDF and Research Associate level positions for projects applying photonic devices to problems in quantum transduction and quantum sensing. Candidates must be experts in one of these areas: nanofabrication of photonic devices nanophotonic device design and testing quantum optics theory and experiment quantum emitter…

Graduate student opportunities

We are recruiting motivated and creative graduate students (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) to join the lab in 2022 to work on projects in quantum nanophotonics and nano-optomechanics. If you are interested, please get in touch (email pbarclay@ucalgary.ca your CV, transcript, and a brief description of research interests), and apply for admission to the University of Calgary graduate program.…

Undergraduate student opportunities

Undergraduate Student Opportunities Our lab regularly employs undergraduates for both paid research assistantships (typically during the summer, often with help from NSERC USRA funding) as well as senior thesis project (PHYS 598).   Undergraduates interested in projects related to experimental, computational, or theoretical aspects of nanophotonics and quantum optics are encouraged to email Prof. Paul Barclay.…

Quantum photonic devices

Impurities in diamond are one of the most promising qubits for quantum information processing. They have been used already in proof-of-principle quantum optics experiments, and if they can be incorporated into nanophotonic devices it will be possible to build practical quantum technologies, e.g. for quantum computing and networking.  Our lab creating the photonic technology needed…