Kent Bonsma-Fisher, a postdoctoral fellow currently working with the National Research Council of Canada's (NRC) Ultrafast Quantum Photonics group, was fortunate to complete his PhD studies while working with the Security and Disruptive Technologies Research Centre.
He received his master's and doctoral degrees in physics at the University of Waterloo Institute for Quantum Computing, where his quantum photonics research earned him the Governor General's Gold Medal and the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.
Kent initially collaborated with the NRC to demonstrate how to store and retrieve photons, and to manipulate their colour using a diamond memory.
"The quality of the research facilities at the NRC is unparalleled, and the research goals of the lab, which uses ultrafast light pulses to do quantum information processing at a high rate, align closely with my own."
In his current role as a postdoctoral fellow, Kent's focus is the generation and manipulation of single photons with a broad range of wavelengths. His work is at the heart of optical quantum technologies, which are revolutionizing computation, sensing and communication.