The research mission of the QOLS group is to carry out basic science using lasers and to investigate, utilise and control photonic and material states and processes down to the quantum level. We have about 15 full-time academic staff, 30 post-doctoral researchers and over 50 research students, making us one of the largest groups in the Physics department.

The group has three main sections:

Our research is funded from various sources including the European Union, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Royal Society. We have strong links with other major laboratories in the UK and with industry.