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Surface acoustic waves (SAWs)

Research in the Semiconductor Physics SAW group.

SAWcurrentSAW-driven quantised charge transport

Single-photon production lineThe use of SAWs to generate single photons

The use of SAWs to manipulate quantum bits (qubits)

QD2QDSAWPulseLabelledPlaying ping-pong with single electrons

Here is a talk by Chris Ford explaining our work on surface acoustic waves at an undergraduate level.

The SAWtrain website gives an introduction to a range of work on SAWs, including our own. There is also a 3-minute animation of how SAWs can be used in the various projects supported by the EU SAWtrain project.