Thomas Meany (ER5)

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Duration of the fellowship: 1 June 2014 – 31 May 2015


PICQUE Research projectIntegration of on-demand sources into silica based photonic circuits

Research scientist for Toshiba Research Europe Ltd
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Office Phone: 07593453277


Currently employed as a researcher in quantum information science in the Toshiba Cambridge laboratory. Completed my PhD in direct laser inscription of quantum photonic circuits with the group of Michael Withford in the Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), Australia.

Research Interests
I enjoy learning about applications of interesting physical concepts. In particular I enjoy learning about the production and application of single photons. You can learn more here.

Key Publications
T. Meany, M. Delanty, S. Gross, G. D. Marshall, M. J. Steel, and M. J. WithfordNon-classical interference in integrated 3d multiportsOpt. Express 20, 26895– 26905 (2012)
T. Meany, S. Gross, A. Arriola, N. Janovic, M. J. Steel, and M. J. WithfordTowards low loss lightwave circuits for non-classical optics at 800 nm and 1550 nm (Invited) Applied Physics A, 114, 113-118 (2013)
T. Meany, Lutfi A. Nagh, Matthew J. Collins, Alex S. Clark, Benjamin J. Eggleton, M. J. Steel, M. J. Withford, O. Alibart, and S. TanzilliHybrid photonic circuit for multiplexed heralded single photonsLaser and Photonics Reviews 8, L42-46 (2014).
Z. Chaboyer, T. Meany, L. Helt, M. J. Steel, and M. J. WithfordTuneable quantum interference in a 3D integrated circuitScientific Reports 5, 9601 (2015)
T. Meany, D. N. Biggerstaff, M. A. Broome, A. Fedrizzi, M Delanty, A. Gilchrist, M. J. Steel, A White and M. J. WithfordEngineering integrated photonics for heralded quantum gatesarXiv:1502.03386 (2015)Quantum photonics hybrid integration platform. E. Murray, D. J. P. Ellis, T. Meany, F. F. Floether, J. P. Lee, J. P. Griffiths, G. A. C. Jones, I. Farrer, D. A. Ritchie, A. J. Bennett and A. J. Shields, Appl. Phys. Lett. 107,  171108 (2015)Cavity enhanced resonant light scattering from a quantum dot. A. J. Bennett, J. P. Lee, D. J. P. Ellis, T. Meany, E. Murray, F. Flöther, J. P. Griffths, I. Farrer, D. A. Ritchie, and A. J. Shields. Science Advances 2, 4, e1501256 (2016)

Oral conference contributions and Posters
Z. Chaboyer, T. Meany, L. G. Helt, M. J. Steel, M. J. Withford. Short talk. “Multidimensional quantum interferometry on a chip”, PICQUE Integrated Quantum Photonics Workshop, 7-9 January 2015, Oxford, UK
T. Meany. Short Talk. “Hybrid integration for scalable quantum photonic computing”. PICQUE Roma Scientific School, 6-10 July 2015, Rome, Italy