ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS) (2011–2018)

Abstract: The future of technology lies in controlling the quantum world. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS) will deliver the building blocks of future quantum technologies and, critically, ensure Australian primacy in this endeavour. Three strategic research programs will target Quantum Measurement and Control; Synthetic Quantum Systems and Simulation; and Quantum-Enabled Sensors and Metrology. Within these programs, our Centre will exploit the deepest principles and resources of quantum physics to solve specific problems in engineering, chemistry, biology and medicine, stimulating the Australian scientific and engineering communities to exploit (and benefit from) transformative quantum devices.

The development of novel trapping potentials for degenerate quantum gases has been an important factor driving experimental progress in the field. The introduction of spatial light modulators (SLMs) into quantum gas laboratories means that a range of configurable geometries are now possible.

McKay Parry Nicholas et al, 2014
Review of Scientific Instruments, 85, 8, pp. 86103

We describe a magnetic coil design utilizing concentrically wound electro-magnetic insulating (EMI) foil (25.4 μm Kapton backing and 127 μm thick layers). The magnetic coils are easily configurable for differentcoil sizes, while providing large surfaces for low-pressure (0.12 bar) water cooling.

Prof Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop
Chief Investigator, Professor
Matthew Davis
Chief Investigator, Professor
Mark Baker
Postdoctoral Research fellow
Stuart Szigeti
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Thomas A Bell
PhD Student
Tyler Neely
Postdoctoral Research fellow, Chief Investigator