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- Research Group
After undertaking undergraduate studies at the University of Waikato and an MSc at the University of Auckland, I completed my PhD at the Australian National University. After postdoctoral positions at the CSIRO and ANU I started work as lecturer at Otago in 2007.
The main theme of my research has been studying how defects and impurities
in solids interact with light. In particular I have investigated the
benefits of rare earth ion dopants as alternatives to trapped atomic
systems for quantum information processing applications. I am also investigating applications of these systems outside quantum information; in particular the optical detection of ultrasound for a new way of biomedical imaging.
Studying rare-earths for quantum information has been a very fertile area and has resulted my publishing nine journal articles in Physical Review Letters and two in Nature.