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Dr Daryl Beggs

Dr Daryl Beggs

Condensed Matter and Photonics Group

School of Physics and Astronomy

+44 (0)29 2251 0268
N/1.12b, Queen's Buildings - North Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA

I am a physicist with a background in silicon photonics and photonic crystals. At the Institute I am investigating some of the alternatives to silicon, with the aim of establishing methods to produce quantum photonic devices in compound semiconductor photonic integrated circuits.

I have made a successful transition from theory and modelling (for my PhD), to micro-fabrication of photonic crystals, to ultrafast characterisation, developing the complete “food-chain” of skills for research in photonics.  I used these skills to join the Centre for Quantum Photonics in Bristol as a Marie Curie Fellow, where I researched integrated quantum photonics with the aim of building an components for an optical quantum computer using the toolset provided by silicon photonics.

Academic positions

  • 2016 – present

Lecturer in School of Physics & Astronomy and Institute for Compound Semiconductors, Cardiff University, UK

  • 2013 – 2016

Marie Curie Individual Fellow at Centre for Quantum Photonics, University of Bristol, UK

  • 2010 – 2013

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at FOM Institute AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • 2006 – 2010

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at School of Physics & Astronomy, University of St Andrews, UK

  • 2003 – 2006

Ph. D. in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Durham, UK








Research interests

  • Integrated quantum photonics
  • Compound semiconductor photonics
  • Fabrication of photonic integrated circuits
  • Photonic crystals