maser lab

Welcome to the Maser Lab

The maser lab is located in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCL (University College London) and led by Jonathan Breeze. Our research activities span many areas of condensed matter physics and quantum information science, but our core focus is the development and study of room-temperature solid-state masers and cavity quantum electrodynamics.


Research Areas

  • Room-temperature solid-state masers
  • Solid-state spin-defects (qubits) such as nitrogen-vacancy (NV) defect centres in diamond and silicon vacancies in silicon carbide
  • Collective excitations e.g. magnons, phonons and plasmons
  • Cavity quantum electrodynamics (cQED): for example, strong-coupling of spin-ensembles to cavity modes
  • Metamaterials & nanophotonics
  • Electromagnetic materials: dielectrics, ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics
  • Quantum materials & Materials for quantum technology