Markus is a postgraduate student at the University of Queensland currently undertaking a PhD with Professor Andrew White.

His research focuses on engineering single photons so that they can interact with atoms efficiently. This requires a match of the photons’ spectral properties to those of the resonances of the atomic species which usually have a much narrower bandwidth than single photons generated by spontaneous parametric down-conversion.

He hopes to achieve is to combine our narrow-band single photon source with the gradient echo memory developed by our collaborators at the Australian National University in Canberra. This will give deep insight in storage, recall and manipulation capabilities of this type of memory structure on a single photon level and bring us one step closer to realizing a quantum repeater node.

Qualifications: 
Master of Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria (2011)
Bachelor of Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria (2009)
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