Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop
Centre for Biophotonics and Laser Science
School of Physical Sciences
University of Queensland
Brisbane, Queensland 4072

Tel: +61 (0)7 3365 3139
Fax : +61 (0)7 3365 1242


Current research activities 

Relevant research programs

Atom optics – Quantum Atom Optics and Single Atom Detection with Micro-Bose-Einstein Condensates

  • Micro-BEC generation and characterisation
  • Quantum statistics of BECs through atom counting
  • Photoionisation
  • Quantum electromechanical transducers
  • High precision measurements schemes

Quantum chaos

  • Dynamics of BEC in anharmonic potentials

Optical Phase Singularities and Optical Angular Momentum


  • Quantum dots for quantum computing applications
  • Silica microresonators

Laser spectroscopy

  • Visualization of hypervelocity flows
  • Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence
  • Nonintrusive laser based velocity measurements
  • Nearresonant holographic interferometry


Laser micromanipulation (laser tweezers)

  • Force and torque measurements
  • Microviscometer
  • Cell adhesion studies
  • Optically driven micromachines
Existing linkages

Funded collaborations with other groups

  • IREX grant, Bill Philips, NIST Gaithersburg, Dynamical Tunnelling in BEC
  • ARC COE for Quantum Computing Technology
  • IREX grant (with Chris Vale and Matthew Davis), Clauss Zimmermann, Tübingen, Nonlinear dynamics and chaos in Bose-Einstein Condensates on atom chips.

Other international collaborations

  • Professor Bill Phillips,  NIST, Geithersberg, Maryland, USA
  • Professor Ove Axner, Umea, Sweden
  • Dr. Julie Gold, Chalmers University of Technology,  Gothenberg, Sweden



Centre for Biophotonics and Laser Science

Centre of Excellence for Quantum Atom Optics

Centre for Hypersonics




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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 4072
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