Quantum Engineering

Contact: Dr Matt Woolley, m.woolley@adfa.edu.au


The possibility of technologies based on nontrivial quantum systems is driving novel theoretical and experimental research in engineering quantum systems.

We undertake theoretical work in support of quantum experiments with solid-state, atomic and molecular systems, and perform experiments in quantum optics. 

Theoretical work is undertaken for optomechanical, superconducting, molecular, atomic and rare-earth-ion doped crystal quantum devices, using techniques from theoretical quantum optics, electrical engineering and condensed matter theory.

Experimental work is focused on optical phase estimation, quantum system identification and quantum control in optics. The ultimate goal of this work is the development of quantum-enhanced sensing and information processing.

The group has currently five staff members, two postdocs, eight PhD students, and a number of visitors.

The group members receive funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC), including the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T), and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS2).

Postgraduate students will be able to undertake frontier theoretical and experimental research in the emerging area of quantum engineering with outstanding local supervision teams and have the opportunity to collaborate with scientists and engineers from leading international institutes.

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