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Dr Lyle Roberts

Position Postdoctoral Fellow
Department Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics
Research group Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics
Email
Office Physics North 1 78

Biography

Lyle is an experimental physicist with a passion for technology and design. He obtained his PhD in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Shaddock, a pioneer in the field of precision laser metrology and the CEO of Liquid Instruments.

Lyle specialises at the nexus of precision laser metrology and real-time digital signal processing implemented using field-programmable gate-arrays (FPGAs), a rare combination of skills that allows him to provide considerable value across a wide range of research activities and collaborations. He is an expert in precision laser interferometry, optical phased arrays, coherent light detection and ranging, laser communications, digitally enhanced interferometry and weak-light phase detection. 

Recent publications

Paul G. Sibley, Robert L. Ward, Lyle E. Roberts, Samuel P. Francis, and Daniel A. Shaddock, "Crosstalk reduction for multi-channel optical phase metrology," Opt. Express  28, 10400-10424 (2020)

Recent publications

Paul G. Sibley, Robert L. Ward, Lyle E. Roberts, Samuel P. Francis, and Daniel A. Shaddock, "Crosstalk reduction for multi-channel optical phase metrology," Opt. Express  28, 10400-10424 (2020)

Technical expertise

General:

  • Precision laser interferometry
  • Field-programmable gate arrays
  • Real-time digital signal processing
  • Electro-optic metrology

Specific:

  • Digitally enhanced interferometry
  • Optical phased arrays
  • Coherent light detection and ranging (LiDAR)
  • Laser communications
  • Weak-light phase metrology

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