Dr Matt Woolley

Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering and CDF Program Coordinator
School of Engineering and Information Technology
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There exists opportunities for Scientia PhD scholarships in the following areas. These prestigious scholarships include a stipend of $41,209 AUD per annum and up to $10,000 AUD per annum in travel and career development grants. The deadline for Expressions of Interest is July 12; please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested. The project areas are:

"Phonon Shields for Superconducting Quantum Computing"

"All-Optical Artificial Neural Networks"

 

Scholarships of $35k AUD for domestic and international students are available for Masters and PhD candidates. Please contact me for details.

Dr Woolley is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. He undertakes research on the theory of engineered quantum systems and teaches into the Electrical Engineering program. His research interests include quantum optomechanics, superconducting quantum circuits, quantum acoustics, and quantum control. He has taught Engineering Electromagnetics, Design of Electronic Circuits 1, and Digital Signal Processing and Control. He is the Coordinator of the Chief of Defence Force (CDF) advanced students programs. 

Dr Woolley obtained his BE(Hons)-BSc at the University of Tasmania. He gained his PhD at the University of Queensland, under the supervision of Professors Gerard Milburn and Andrew Doherty. He was subsequently a Postdoctoral Research Associate working with Professors Aashish Clerk (McGill University) and Alexandre Blais (Université de Sherbrooke), before joining UNSW Canberra.

Dr Woolley has collaborated with experimental groups at Cornell University, ETH Zurich, the University of Western Australia, the University of Queensland, and Aalto University. He has been a Visiting Scientist at Keio University and the University of Tokyo in 2015 (Australian Academy of Science Fellowship), and at Princeton University in 2017 (Endeavour Fellowship). He is an Associate Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS 2) from 2018 until 2024, and is a member of the Advanced Electromagnetics group at UNSW Canberra. 

 

Journal articles

Ma S; Woolley MJ; Petersen IR; Yamamoto N, 2018, 'Cascade and locally dissipative realizations of linear quantum systems for pure Gaussian state covariance assignment', Automatica, vol. 90, pp. 263 - 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.automatica.2017.12.061

Emzir MF; Woolley MJ; Petersen IR, 2018, 'On physical realizability of nonlinear quantum stochastic differential equations', Automatica, vol. 95, pp. 254 - 265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.automatica.2018.05.011

Ockeloen-Korppi CF; Damskägg E; Pirkkalainen J-M; Asjad M; Clerk AA; Massel F; Woolley MJ; Sillanpää MA, 2018, 'Stabilized entanglement of massive mechanical oscillators.', Nature, vol. 556, pp. 478 - 482, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0038-x

Ma S; Petersen IR; Woolley MJ, 2017, 'Linear quantum systems with diagonal passive Hamiltonian and a single dissipative channel', Systems and Control Letters, vol. 99, pp. 64 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sysconle.2016.11.013

Ma S; Woolley MJ; Petersen IR; Yamamoto N, 2017, 'Pure Gaussian states from quantum harmonic oscillator chains with a single local dissipative process', Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, vol. 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1751-8121/aa5fbe

Emzir MF; Woolley MJ; Petersen IR, 2017, 'A quantum extended Kalman filter', Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, vol. 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1751-8121/aa6e5e

Woolley MJ; Emzir MF; Milburn GJ; Jerger M; Goryachev M; Tobar ME; Fedorov A, 2016, 'Quartz-superconductor quantum electromechanical system', Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 93, pp. 224518 - 224518

Ockeloen-Korppi CF; Damskägg E; Pirkkalainen JM; Clerk AA; Woolley MJ; Sillanpää MA, 2016, 'Quantum Backaction Evading Measurement of Collective Mechanical Modes', Physical Review Letters, vol. 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.140401

Emzir MF; Woolley MJ; Petersen IR, 2015, 'Quantum filtering for multiple diffusive and Poissonian measurements', Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, vol. 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1751-8113/48/38/385302

Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2014, 'Two-mode squeezed states in cavity optomechanics via engineering of a single reservoir', Physical Review A, vol. 89, pp. 063805, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.89.063805

Souquet J-R; Woolley MJ; Gabelli J; Simon P; Clerk AA, 2014, 'Photon-assisted tunnelling with non-classical light', Nature Communications, vol. 5, pp. 5562, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms6562

Woolley MJ; Lang C; Eichler C; Wallraff A; Blais A, 2013, 'Signatures of Hong Ou Mandel interference at microwave frequencies', New Journal of Physics, vol. 15, pp. 105025, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/15/10/105025

Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2013, 'Two-mode back-action-evading measurements in cavity optomechanics', Physical Review A, vol. 87, pp. 063846, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.87.063846

Lang C; Eichler C; Steffen L; Fink JM; Woolley MJ; Blais A; Wallraff A, 2013, 'Correlations, indistinguishability and entanglement in Hong-Ou-Mandel experiments at microwave frequencies', Nature Physics, vol. 9, pp. 345 - 348, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nphys2612

Kielpinski D; Kafri D; Woolley MJ; Milburn GJ; Taylor JM, 2012, 'Quantum Interface between an Electrical Circuit and a Single Atom', Physical Review Letters, vol. 108, pp. 130504, http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.130504

Milburn GJ; Woolley MJ, 2011, 'Introduction to Quantum Optomechanics', Acta Physica Slovaca, vol. 61, pp. 483 - 601, http://www.physics.sk/aps/pub.php?y=2011&pub=aps-11-05

Woolley MJ; Doherty AC; Milburn GJ, 2010, 'Continuous quantum non-demolition measurement of Fock states of a nanoresonator using feedback-controlled circuit QED', Physical Review B, vol. 82, pp. 094511, http://journals.aps.org/prb/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevB.82.094511

Milburn GJ; Woolley MJ, 2008, 'Quantum Nanoscience', Contemporary Physics, vol. 49, pp. 413 - 433, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00107510802601724#preview

Woolley MJ; Doherty AC; Milburn GJ; Schwab KC, 2008, 'Nanomechanical squeezing with detection via a microwave cavity', Physical Review A, vol. 78, pp. 062303, http://journals.aps.org/pra/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevA.78.062303

Woolley MJ; Milburn GJ; Caves CM, 2008, 'Nonlinear quantum metrology using coupled nanomechanical resonators', New Journal of Physics, vol. 10, pp. 125018, http://iopscience.iop.org/1367-2630/10/12/125018

Vitali D; Tombesi P; Woolley MJ; Doherty AC; Milburn GJ, 2007, 'Entangling a nanomechanical resonator and a superconducting microwave cavity', Physical Review A, vol. 76, pp. 042336, http://journals.aps.org/pra/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevA.76.042336

Conference Papers

Emzir MF; Petersen IR; Woolley MJ, 2018, 'Lyapunov stability analysis for invariant states of quantum systems', in 2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2017, pp. 5505 - 5510, presented at , http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CDC.2017.8264475

Ma S; Woolley MJ; Petersen IR, 2018, 'A derivation of moment evolution equations for linear open quantum systems', in Proceedings - 2018 33rd Youth Academic Annual Conference of Chinese Association of Automation, YAC 2018, pp. 6 - 11, presented at , http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/YAC.2018.8405797

Ma S; Woolley MJ; Petersen IR; Yamamoto N, 2016, 'Pure Gaussian quantum states from passive Hamiltonians and an active local dissipative process', in 2016 IEEE 55th Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2016, pp. 2519 - 2522, presented at , http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CDC.2016.7798640

Hasan M; Woolley MJ, 2015, 'Tripartite mechanical entanglement in quantum optomechanical systems', in Proceedings of Frontiers in Optics 2015, FIO 2015, presented at

Ma S; Woolley MJ; Petersen IR; Yamamoto N, 2014, 'Preparation of pure Gaussian states via cascaded quantum systems', in 2014 IEEE Conference on Control Applications, CCA 2014, pp. 1970 - 1975, presented at , http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCA.2014.6981592

Woolley MJ; Doherty AC; Milburn GJ, (eds.), 2010, 'Quantum Nanomechanics: State Engineering and Measurement', in AIP Conference Proceedings 1383, American Institute of Physics (AIP), Brisbane, Australia, pp. 357 - 360, presented at Tenth International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computation (QCMC 2010), Brisbane, Australia, 19 - 23 July 2010

Conference Posters

Woolley MJ; Souquet JR; Gabelli J; Simon P; Clerk AA, 2015, 'Photon-assisted tunnelling with nonclassical microwave fields', in , Third International Conference on Quantum Technologies, Moscow, Russia, presented at Third International Conference on Quantum Technologies, Moscow, Russia, 13 - 17 July 2015

Woolley MJ; Emzir MF; Milburn GJ; Jerger M; Goryachev M; Tobar ME; Fedorov A, 2015, 'Quartz-superconductor quantum electromechanical system', in , EQuS Workshop 2015, Gold Coast, Australia, presented at EQuS Workshop 2015, Gold Coast, Australia, 09 - 11 December 2015

Woolley MJ, 2014, 'Two-mode squeezed states in cavity optomechanics via engineering of a single reservoir', in , Gordon Research Seminar on Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime, Ventura, USA, presented at Gordon Research Seminar on Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime, Ventura, USA, 09 March - 14 May 2014

Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2014, 'Entangling Mechanical Oscillators: Measurement-based and Coherent Feedback Approaches', in , Quantum Optics VII, Mar del Plata, Argentina, presented at Quantum Optics VII, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 27 - 31 October 2014

Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2014, 'Entangling Mechanical Oscillators: Measurement-based and Coherent Feedback Approaches', in , EQuS Optomechanics Incubator, Sydney, presented at EQuS Optomechanics Incubator, Sydney, 03 - 03 December 2014

Hasan M; Woolley MJ, 2014, 'Reservoir-engineered entanglement in multimode quantum optomechanics', in , EQuS Optomechanics Incubator, Sydney, presented at EQuS Optomechanics Incubator, Sydney, 03 - 03 December 2014

Souquet JR; Woolley MJ; Gabelli J; Simon P; Clerk AA, 2014, 'Photon-assisted tunnelling with non-classical light', in , Australian Insitute of Physics Congress, Canberra, presented at Australian Insitute of Physics Congress, Canberra, 07 - 11 December 2014

Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2013, 'Entangling mechanical oscillators: Measurement-based and coherent feedback approaches', in , Principles and Applications of the Control of Quantum Systems (PRACQSYS) 2013, Monterey, USA, presented at Principles and Applications of the Control of Quantum Systems (PRACQSYS) 2013, Monterey, USA, 20 - 23 August 2013

Woolley MJ; Lang C; Eichler C; Steffen L; Fink JM; Blais A; Wallraff A, 2012, 'Hong-Ou-Mandel interference of single microwave photons', in , Inaugural Workshop on Quantum Photonic Hardware, Rottnest Island, Australia, presented at Inaugural Workshop on Quantum Photonic Hardware, Rottnest Island, Australia, 22 - 25 October 2012

Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2012, 'Two-mode back-action-evading measurements in cavity optomechanics', in , Inaugural Workshop on Quantum Photonic Hardware, Rottnest Island, Australia, presented at Inaugural Workshop on Quantum Photonic Hardware, Rottnest Island, Australia, 22 - 25 October 2012

Woolley MJ; Doherty AC; Milburn GJ, 2010, 'Continuous, indirect QND measurement of phonon number states via feedback-controlled circuit QED', in , Twelfth Annual Southwest Quantum Information Technology (SQuInT) Workshop, Santa Fe, USA, presented at Twelfth Annual Southwest Quantum Information Technology (SQuInT) Workshop, Santa Fe, USA, 18 - 21 February 2010

Woolley MJ; Doherty AC; Milburn GJ, 2010, 'Continous, indirect QND measurement of phonon number states via feedback-controlled circuit QED', in , Gordon Research Conference on Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime, Galveston, USA, presented at Gordon Research Conference on Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime, Galveston, USA, 21 - 26 March 2010

Woolley MJ; Doherty AC; Milburn GJ, 2009, 'Squeezing and Entanglement with Nanomechanical Resonators', in , Quantum Frontiers Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, presented at Quantum Frontiers Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, 02 - 03 April 2009

Woolley MJ; Doherty AC; Milburn GJ, 2008, 'Squeezing and Entanglement with Nanomechanical Resonators', in , Gordon Research Conference on Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime, Ventura, USA, presented at Gordon Research Conference on Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime, Ventura, USA, 17 - 22 February 2008

Theses / Dissertations

Woolley MJ, 2011, Quantum Nanomechanics: State Engineering and Measurement, thesis

Conference Presentations

Woolley MJ, 2016, 'Multimode photon-assisted tunnelling in superconducting quantum circuits', in , 40th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting, Wagga Wagga, Australia, presented at 40th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting, Wagga Wagga, Australia, 02 - 05 February 2016

Woolley MJ; Emzir MF; Milburn GJ; Jerger M; Goryachev M; Tobar ME; Fedorov A, 2016, 'Quartz-superconductor quantum electromechanical system', in Physical Review B, presented at , http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.93.224518

Woolley MJ; Souquet J-R; Gabelli J; Simon P; Clerk A, 2015, 'Photon-assisted tunnelling with nonclassical light', in , Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics, Warsaw, Poland, presented at Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics, Warsaw, Poland, 06 - 10 July 2015

Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2014, 'Two-mode squeezed states in cavity optomechanics via engineering of a single reservoir', in , Gordon Research Seminar on Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime, Ventura, USA, presented at Gordon Research Seminar on Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime, Ventura, USA, 08 - 09 March 2014

Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2014, 'Two-mode squeezed states in cavity optomechanics via engineering of a single reservoir', in , APS March Meeting, Denver, USA, presented at APS March Meeting, Denver, USA, 03 - 07 March 2014

Woolley MJ; Souquet J-R; Gabelli J; Clerk AA; Simon PE, 2014, 'Photon-assisted tunneling with non-classical light II: Squeezed states', in , APS March Meeting, Denver, USA, presented at APS March Meeting, Denver, USA, 03 - 07 March 2014

Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2014, 'Entangling Mechanical Oscillators: Measurement-based and Coherent Feedback Approaches', in , Australian Institute of Physics Congress, Canberrra, presented at Australian Institute of Physics Congress, Canberrra, 07 - 11 December 2014

Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2013, 'Two-mode back-action-evading measurements in cavity optomechanics', in , American Physical Society March Meeting, Baltimore, USA, presented at American Physical Society March Meeting, Baltimore, USA, 18 - 22 March 2013

Woolley MJ; Lang C; Eichler C; Steffen L; Fink JM; Blais A; Wallraff A, 2013, 'Hong-Ou-Mandel Interference at Microwave Frequencies', in , STINT Quantum Optics with Microwave Photons Workshop, North Stradbroke Island, Australia, presented at STINT Quantum Optics with Microwave Photons Workshop, North Stradbroke Island, Australia, 15 - 18 April 2013

Woolley MJ; Lang C; Eichler C; Wallraff A; Blais A, 2013, 'Hong-Ou-Mandel Interference at Microwave Frequencies', in , STINT Quantum Optics with Microwave Photons, North Stradbroke Island, presented at STINT Quantum Optics with Microwave Photons, North Stradbroke Island, 15 - 19 April 2013

Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2012, 'Quantum Measurement and Control in Multimode Cavity Optomechanics', in , China-Australia Workshop on Quantum Control, Beijing, China, presented at China-Australia Workshop on Quantum Control, Beijing, China, 05 - 08 November 2012

Woolley MJ; Lang C; Eichler C; Steffen L; Fink JM; Blais A; Wallraff A, 2012, 'Hong-Ou-Mandel Interference in Circuit QED Experiments', in , American Physical Society March Meeting, Boston, USA, presented at American Physical Society March Meeting, Boston, USA, 27 February - 02 March 2012

Woolley MJ; Doherty AC; Milburn GJ, 2010, 'Quantum Nanomechanics: State Engineering and Measurement', in , Tenth International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computation (QCMC 2010), Brisbane, Australia, presented at Tenth International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computation (QCMC 2010), Brisbane, Australia, 19 - 23 July 2010

Woolley MJ; Milburn GJ; Caves CM, 2008, 'Nonlinear Quantum Metrology using Coupled Nanomechanical Resonators', in , 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Quantum Information Science, Cairns, Australia, presented at 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Quantum Information Science, Cairns, Australia, 02 - 05 July 2008

Woolley MJ; Doherty AC; Milburn GJ; Schwab KC, 2008, 'Nanomechanical Squeezing with Detection via a Microwave Cavity', in , 18th Australian Institute of Physics Congress, Adelaide, Australia, presented at 18th Australian Institute of Physics Congress, Adelaide, Australia, 30 November - 05 December 2008