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Research Interests

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

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.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Durham University

1 Sep 200730 Apr 2011

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Projects 2015 2021

Research Output 2008 2018

Open Access
ground state
Raman lasers
3 Citations (Scopus)

Entanglement of neutral-atom qubits with long ground-Rydberg coherence times

Picken, C. J., Legaie, R., McDonnell, K. & Pritchard, J. D., 3 Dec 2018, 4, 1, 8 p., 015011.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
neutral atoms
ground state


Quantum Technology Fellowship

Jonathan Pritchard (Recipient), 9 Jun 2015

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 2010 2018

Progress towards a hybrid Atom- Superconductor Interface for Quantum Networking

Jonathan Pritchard (Speaker)
1 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Quantum Lidar/Radar Meeting

Jonathan Pritchard (Organiser), John Jeffers (Organiser)
11 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of special symposia