Robert Chapman PhD


Robert Chapman

phone: +43 (512) 507 52557

fax: +43 (512) 507 52599



Department of Experimental Physics
University of Innsbruck
Technikerstr. 25d, Office 01/502
6020 Innsbruck, Austria


Research Interests

My research interests are in the development of quantum technologies, with a focus on encoding quantum information in single photons. I am interested in developing novel waveguide structures for quantum information applications, such as on-chip single photon sources, quantum gates and efficient fibre coupling. Likewise, I am interested in using photonics to demonstrate innovative quantum algorithms and protocols for quantum technology, for example experimentally validating quantum enhancement over classical protocols. Lastly, machine learning has revolutionised computing and I am interested in applying machine learning to quantum technology to overcome challenges that are impractical to solve by analytic or brute-force methodologies.

In the Photonics Group at the University of Innsbruck, I focus on the development of a hybrid waveguide platform to quantum communication that will enable totally secure information transmission with minimal hardware cost. Ultimately, this will combine on a single device, lasers, single photon sources, passive and active optical elements, and efficient fibre coupling. This project is within the EU Quantum Technologies Flagship project UNIQORN.


Select publications

  1. A.Youssry, R. J. Chapman, A. Peruzzo, C. Ferrie, M Tomamichel, Modeling and Control of a Reconfigurable Photonic Circuit using Deep Learning, Quantum Science and Technology, 5, 025001 (2020)
  2. I.Krasnokutska, R. J. Chapman, J.-L. Tambasco, A. Peruzzo, High coupling efficiency grating couplers on lithium niobate on insulator Optics Express 27, 13 (2019)
  3. D.White, A. Branny, R. J. Chapman, R. Picard, M. Brotons-Gisbert, A. Boes, A. Peruzzo, C. Bonato, B. D. Gerardot, Atomically-thin quantum dots integrated with lithium niobate photonic chips [Invited] Optical Materials Express 9, 2 (2019)
  4. J.-L. Tambasco, G. Corrielli, R. J. Chapman, A. Crespi, O. Zilberberg, R. Osellame, A. Peruzzo, Quantum interference of topological states of light Science Advances 4, 9 (2018)
  5. R.J. Chapman, C. Ferrie, A. Peruzzo, Experimental Demonstration of Self-Guided Quantum Tomography Physical Review Letters 117, 040402 (2016)
  6. R.J. Chapman, M. Santandrea, Z. Huang, G. Corrielli, A. Crespi, M.-H. Yung, R. Osellame, and A. Peruzzo, Experimental perfect state transfer of an entangled photonic qubit Nature Communications 7, 11339 (2016)

We are always looking for students (Master’s of PhD), who are enthusiastic and interested in quantum information, photonics and developing new technology.

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