Miniaturised Quantum Components Talk


Photonex Roadshow Exhibition and Conference is coming Glasgow this year on Wednesday 5th June 2019, held at the Technology Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde. KNT’s own VP Sales and Marketing, Dr Alka Swanson, will be presenting a talk at in conjunction with Fraunhofer on “Miniaturised Quantum Components” as part of the Quantum Technologies Day.

The event celebrates photonics technologies, bringing technology developers and leaders in this field together.  This event is ticketed but free to attend, register at The Programme for the Quantum Technologies Day at can found at

Laser World of Photonics

We are exhibiting at this year’s Laser Munich, between Monday 24th June – Thursday 27th June 2019 in Messe München, Munich. The leading world Trade Fair covers Photonics components, systems and applications, with the last exhibition seeing 32,700 visitors from 73 countries through its doors.

Included at our Booth B2 123, we will have a sample of our new gMOT grating, a compact grating Magneto-Optical Trap chip. The microfabricated gMOT enables laser cooling with a single laser beam while significantly simplifying optical access requirements and reducing cost. More information on the gMOT grating can be found at

Member of our Specialist team, Dr Alka Swanson, will be there to answer any technical questions and how we can help you with your project. If you would like to book a time slot in advance with Dr Swanson, then please get in touch, email enquiries[at]

Cold Atoms; made simple


gMOT Grating

Kelvin Nanotechnology (KNT), are releasing a new grating chip, gMOT. A compact grating Magneto-Optical Trap Chip for the generation of Ultra Cold Atoms of 87Rb. The grating can trap over 10 million 87Rb atoms, with atom clouds denser than 1010/cm3, cooling below 40 µK. 

The microfabricated gMOT enables laser cooling with a single laser beam while significantly simplifying optical access requirements and reducing cost.

Applications are in quantum technology research.

More information on the gMOT grating, or to get in touch with our specialist team, go to:

KNT part of EPIC Quantum Photonics Webinar


EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) is an organisation who is owned and operated by its members, all of which work in the field of photonics within Europe. EPIC gives support to companies through its extensive network, helping to advance their members growth and technological advancements.

Dr Dave Burt
Dr Dave Burt, Business Development Manager

KNT has become a member of this organisation and to celebrate, our Business Development Manager, Dr David Burt, will be speaking as part of the EPIC Quantum Photonics Webinar on 15th March at 2pm GMT.

The webinar is free, register at

Find out more about EPIC at



OFC Conference 2019


The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications, held in the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California on 5-7th March 2019.

Visit our booth 5642 where you can talk to Dr Brendan Casey; Dr Gordon Mills and Dr Alka Swanson.

For more information about the conference, go to

KNT part of award winning project

les etoiles de leurope

We are very pleased to announce that the project, Quantiheat, which KNT (Kelvin Nanotechnology) are one of twenty-one partners in, has been awarded the Étoiles de l’Europe (Stars of Europe) earlier this month. This award was presented to three CNRS members including Sévérine Gomès for her work coordinating the measurement of thermophysical values at the nanoscale, a project which KNT were actively involved in. KNT collaborated in the design and fabrication of new novel probes and calibration standards for scanning thermal measurements at nanoscale within the Horizon 2020 European Commission’s Framework7 project. We contributed both technically and commercially as the key commercial exploitation partner in the Quantiheat framework which has led to some of the project results being commercialised within one year of completion.

More information Quantiheat: Horizon 2020

SPIE Photonics West 2019


Photonics West is the world’s largest photonics technologies event run by SPIE spanning over three days, 5-7th February 2019 in the Moscone Center, San Francisco. The event hosts three conferences and two exhibitions. If you are heading to Photonics West 2019, be sure to visit our Booth 5159 in the UK Pavilion. Dr Dave Burt and Dr Alka Swanson will be there to answer any questions you may have.

For more information on the event, go to

European Quantum Technologies Community Meeting


We are excited to announce that we will be attending ZEISS Symposium with theme “Optics in the Quantum World” as well as the European Quantum Technologies Community Meeting in Oberkochen, Germany on 17th-19th April 2018.

Find out more about ZEISS Symposium at and the Community meeting event details at