Departmental Seminar

The diamond quantum science and technology group

Dr Marcus Doherty
Laser Physics Centre, ANU

I will present the research and capabilities of the Diamond Quantum Science and Technology (DQST) group with the objective of sparking mutually beneficial collaborations across the department. The group’s research is focussed on optical defects in diamond and related materials, and their applications in quantum technology.

I will describe the three parallel research programs pursued by the group: defect discovery and engineering, quantum microscopy, and quantum computing and communication. As well as how these programs contribute to the group’s strategy for sustainable, collaborative and high-impact research that is based upon the concept of spanning the full stack of technological development: from basic science to commercialisation. The major objectives of this strategy being the establishment of a Centre for Quantum Microscopy to drive interdisciplinary research and the spin out of a company for the early commercialisation of diamond quantum computers and related technologies.

During the presentation, I will highlight technical capabilities of the group, which include atom to device level simulation, optical, phononic and microwave engineering, nanofabrication, quantum control, and spectroscopy, as well as the major problems facing the group. Hopefully this will spark ideas for future collaborations.

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