Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop has long standing experience with lasers, linear and nonlinear high-resolution spectroscopy, laser micromanipulation, and atom cooling and trapping. She was one of the originators of the widely used laser enhanced ionisation spectroscopy technique and is well known for her recent work in laser micromanipulation.

She has been also working (Nanotechnology Laboratory, Göteborg, Sweden) in the field of nano- and microfabrication in order to produce the microstructures needed for optically driven micromachines and tips for the scanning force microscopy with optically trapped stylus. Recently she led the team that observed dynamical tunnelling in quantum chaotic system. Additionally Professor Rubinsztein-Dunlop has led the new effort into development of new nano-structured quantum dots for quantum computing and other advanced device related applications.

Major funding support

2012- 2017 Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS).

Mentoring and research training

Professor Rubinsztein-Dunlop has mentored over 25 PhD and Masters students. She is currently mentoring another 12 PhD students. If you are interested in working or studying with Professor Rubinsztein-Dunlop, please contact her.

PhD, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
MSc, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Research Facilities: 
Quantum phase transitions and simulation 

Grand challenge: Produce programmable quantum simulators capable of outperforming the best classical technology.

Over the past decade, ultracold atom experiments have demonstrated a high degree of precision and control over a number of system parameters, such as confinement geometries, system dimension, and engineering a range of different interparticle interactions. Recently, the state of the art has been to achieve single atom imaging resolution in a single component degenerate gas held in an optical lattice. This impressive technology has enabled a number of experimental demonstrations of quantum simulations/emulations using ultracold atoms. We have embarked on a similar route in the Atom Optics Laboratory, but with an additional innovation: we are developing an experiment with similar imaging capability, but for a two-species bosonic quantum gas, consisting of 87Rb and 41K. With their large symmetry groups, such multicomponent gases exhibit a wide range of phases and non-trivial dynamics. In particular, these two species can be experimentally driven far from equilibrium by utilising a magnetic resonance.

Current Supervision

Doctor Philosophy - Associate Advisor

Other advisors: (principal)

Live molecular imaging using super resolution microscopy, two photon and spinning disk confocal microscopy

ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (2013 to 2014)

Force microscopy with arbitrary optically-trapped probes and application to internal mechanics of cells

ARC Discovery Projects (2013 to 2016)

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