Oliver has a background in optics, finishing up a PhD in fibre-based quantum photonics. During his studies he simulated, fabricated, characterised, implemented and benchmarked bespoke optical fibres for quantum technologies. He has primarily designed hybrid photonic crystal fibres to host heralded single photon generation. These fibres exhibit in-built noise suppression and dispersion engineering to ensure high spectral purity. He has also been involved in fabricating fibre for single photon frequency-conversion purposes.
Oliver also has an MPhys in Physics from the University of Bath. For his master’s project, Oliver investigated GPU-based parallelisation of the Framework Rigidity Optimised Dynamics Algorithm (FRODA) through NVIDIA’s Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) for use in photovoltaics research and implemented efficacy benchmarking tools.