Claire is a postgraduate student at the University of Sydney currently undertaking a PhD with Assoc. Prof. Michael Biercuk.

Her research focus is working with atomic spin qubits and seeking to entangle the spins of trapped ions using the Molmer-Sorensen interaction. This process is mediated by their harmonic oscillator modes of motion. A major source of decoherence in this process is residual spin-motion entanglement at the end of the pulse sequence. Claire is attempting to implement a theoretically proposed technique to disentangle the ions from all modes of motion by modulating the phase of the field that drives the interaction.

She hopes to demonstrate the capabilities of phase modulated gates to decouple qubit and oscillator systems.

Qualifications: 
BSc (Adv. Mathematics) (Honours) (2015)
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