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Jithin Kannanthara
Research Fellow

Jithin Kannanthara leads the Birmingham University Time and Synchronisation testbed (BUTS) project within the Alkaline group. He joined as a postdoctoral researcher in May 2023. His research interests involve the applications of optical lattice clocks in position, navigation and timing. He is currently working on realising Quantum-enabled radar systems using optical lattice clocks (Quantum clocks).

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MSc in Physics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, India, 2018

PhD in Physics and Astronomy: Alkaline Group, University of Birmingham, UK, 2023

Selected Publications

Jithin Kannanthara, Darren Griffiths, Mohammed Jahangir, Jonathan M. Jones, Chris

J. Baker, Michail Antoniou, Colin J. Bell, Henry White, Kai Bongs, Yeshpal Singh,

“Whole System Radar Modelling: Simulation and Validation”, IET: Radar, Sonar and Navigation, 2023,   

Jonathan M. Jones, Darren Griffiths, Jithin Kannanthara, Mohammed Jahangir, Michail

Antoniou, Christopher Baker, Kai Bongs, Yeshpal Singh, “Quantum Enabled Radar

Sensing”, 2022 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP),


Darren Griffiths, Mohammed Jahangir, Jithin Kannanthara, Chris J Baker, Michail

Antoniou, Yeshpal Singh, “Direct Signal Synchronization for Staring Passive Bi-Static

Radar”, 2022 IET International Radar Conference, 2022,

Maximilian Bradler, Maurice Lessing, Benjamin Sprenger, Marc Fischer, Michele Giunta,

Ronald Holzwarth, Jonathan M. Jones, Darren Griffiths, Jithin Kannanthara, Mike Antoniou,

Chris Baker, Mohammed Jahangir, Yeshpal Singh, Kai Bongs, “Photonic Microwave

Generator as Quantum-enabled Local Oscillator for Radars”, 2022 EFTF-IFCS, 2022

Mohammed Jahangir, Jonathan M. Jones, Jithin Kannanthara, Chris J Baker, Kai

Bongs, Michail Antoniou, Yeshpal Singh, “Development of Quantum Enabled Staring

Radar with Low Phase Noise”, 2021 18th European Radar Conference (EuRAD), 2021,

In the Media

BAE icase award 2021

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University of Birmingham outreach activity

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