Professor John Rarity
FRS, Professor of Optical Communication Systems, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol.

Professor John Rarity FRS is head of Photonics and Quantum (Physics and E&EE) at the University of Bristol (since 2003). He is the Bristol PI and work package leader on the EPSRC quantum technology hubs in Imaging and Communications. He is an international expert on quantum optics, communications and sensing exploiting single photons and entanglement. He pioneered early experiments in path entanglement, quantum key distribution and quantum metrology. Current research focusses on waveguide sources of pair photons, integrated quantum photonics, sub-shot noise imaging schemes, long wavelength quantum sensing, free space quantum communications, and relevant to this work he has been working on colour centres in diamond looking to couple to nanocavities for spin photon interfaces. He has over 200 publications on quantum optics and nanophotonics (Google scholar h-index 67, >17000 citations). He was awarded the IoP Thomas Young Medal in 1994, the Descartes prize in 2004, a Wolfson research merit fellowship 2006 and in 2015 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society.