Available student project - Quantum limited magnetometry

Research fields

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • Quantum Devices and Technology

Project details

The aim of this project is to build a vapor cell quantum magnetometer for the precise measurement of magnetic fields and to develop new techniqes to read out the precession of the atomic ensemble that is the basis of the sensor. We  aim to operate the magnetometer at the quantum noise limit.  The student will  work closely with a world class team in a  a cutting-edge, well resourced research lab  and will have the satisfaction of desiging, building and testing a quantum magnetometer. The student will learn techniques in quantum noise limited sensing, lasers, optics, atomic physics and quantum mechanics. There will also be the opportuntiy to carry out numerical modeling of the sensor if the student wishes to include this in their project.

Project suitability

This research project can be tailored to suit students of the following type(s)
  • 3rd year special project
  • PhB (2nd or 3rd year)
  • Honours project
  • Phd or Masters
  • Vacation scholar

Contact supervisor

Close, John profile
Head of Department
(02) 612 54390

Updated:  15 January 2019/ Responsible Officer:  Director, RSPE/ Page Contact:  Physics Webmaster