Quantum Devices and Technology
Develop a satellite quantum communications network in collaboration with RSAA and DST Group. This project will cover advanced satellite free space optical communications using adaptive optics.
Dr Oliver Thearle, Professor Ping Koy Lam
This projects aims to construct an ultra-sensitive magnetic field sensor from a whispering gallery mode crystal resonator.
Professor Ping Koy Lam
An optical quantum memory will capture a pulse of light, store it and then controllably release it. This has to be done without ever knowing what you have stored, because a measurement will collapse the quantum state. We are exploring a "photon echo" process to achieve this goal.
Dr Ben Buchler
This project aims to use a machine learning algorithm to perform beam alignment in an optics experiment. It would involve mode-matching two optical beams using motorised mirror mounts. Additional degrees of freedom like lens positions and beam polarisation can be added later.
Dr Syed Assad, Mr Aaron Tranter, Mr Harry Slatyer
For quantum technologies to transition to real-world applications, there are a multitude of engineering challenges to be solved. Using diamond NV centres, our group is developing small-scale quantum computers, and quantum microscopes sensing electric and magnetic fields down to the nanoscale. Available project themes include instrumentation, experiment control, machine learning, and optimal control.
Dr Andrew Horsley, Dr Marcus Doherty, Dr Michael Barson
We will investigate the possibility to distribute a phase reference over a 100m long optical fibre with a stability of hundreds of nanoradians. If succesfull this solution will be part of a selection process for implementation into the LIGO observatories.
Dr Bram Slagmolen, Professor David McClelland, Dr David Gozzard
This project aims to be the first in the world to use the radiation pressure forces of laser beams to coherently levitate a macroscopic mirror. Applications of this scheme include precision metrology and test of new physics theories.
Professor Ping Koy Lam, Dr Ben Buchler