Research and contribution


If you are doing research using Blackbird, please cite the StrawberryFields paper:

Nathan Killoran, Josh Izaac, Nicolás Quesada, Ville Bergholm, Matthew Amy, and Christian Weedbrook. “Strawberry Fields: A Software Platform for Photonic Quantum Computing”, Quantum, 3, 129 (2019).

We are always open for collaboration; you can contact us at


If you are having issues, please let us know by posting the problem on our Github issue tracker.


We encourage contributions — simply fork the Blackbird repository, and then make a pull request containing your contribution.

We also encourage bug reports, suggestions for new features and enhancements, and even links to cool projects or applications built on Blackbird.