Integrated Quantum Optoelectronics Lab (IQOL)

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
What the facility does

Photonics engineering, single photon detectors, superconducting optoelectronics

Area(s) of Expertise

Photonics, optoelectronics, quantum photonics, superconducting electronics

Research Services

Photonics, single photon technology, quantum devices

Sectors of Application
  • Defense and security industries
  • Education
  • Information and communication technologies and media

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment


16 GHz oscilloscope


Laser sources at 1550 nm, 1310 nm


1610 nm laser with 5 W output power


Two optical cryostats


Various high-frequency amplifiers and readout electronics


Optical attenuators, fibre optics, optical power meters


40 GHz cryogenic probe station


Optical modulators


APD single photon detectors

  • Quantum Metrology in National Measurement Science and Standards (NMSS) at the National Research Council (NRC)/ Ottawa/ Dr. Jeff Lundeen
  • Laboratory for Nanoscale Optics/ Harvard University/ Cambridge/ Massachusetts/ Prof. Marko Lončar
  • Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, Prof. S. M. Anlage