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Name Professor John Rarity
Job title Professor of Optical Communication Systems
Department Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering University of Bristol
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work+44 (0)117 331 8092
Qualifications BSc(Sheff), MSc(Lond), PhD(CNAA)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies F.Inst.P
Keywords quantum cryptography
free space optics
quantum gates
linear quantum gates
optical quantum computing
single photon optics
quantum interference
Areas of expertise I am a quantum optician. I develop technologies for single photon optics, sources and detectors.

My colleagues and I have recently demonstrated quantum secure key exchange (quantum cryptography) over 23 km free space range.

I continue developing various single photon technologies including detectors, sources, conditional linear logic gates and long range quantum cryptography (maybe to satellites). Have also performed various pair photon interference experiments confirming the non-locality of quantum entanglement.
Languages (other than English)
French spoken    written
Media experience Tomorrow's World 1991, BBC Horizon 1996, Discovery Channel 1997, Channel 5 News 1997, Various Local radio interviews, Physics World (various), Opto-laser Europe, Asahi Shimbun.
Recent: Telegraph Nov 2002, Electronics News Nov 2002, AP, Reuters