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Fil kand degree, PhD docent Sweden





Professor of Physics The University of Queensland.
Program Manager Optical Spectroscopy of Quantum Devices
Director Centre for Laser Science, UQ

Research Interests

Halina has extensive experience and expertise in development of ultra-sensitive linear and non-linear laser spectroscopic methods as well as in atom cooling and trapping and laser micromanipulation and imaging. She is a Director of the Centre for Laser Science.

Halina leads the optical projects at UQ. In her role as a Program Manager with the Centre for Quantum Computer Technology she is overseeing the experimental program concerned with optical spectroscopy of quantum devices. In particular Halina is involved in investigating methods for modelling or simulating fundamental gate operations relevant to the solid state quantum computer architecture using solid state systems and optical techniques. One of the methods that is being developed is near field quantum dot spectroscopy. This program also incorporates the challenging problem of developing schemes for optical read-out.

  • Atomic Physics, linear and non-linear high resolution laser spectroscopy.
  • Laser-based methods for ultra-sensitive trace element analysis.
  • Laser-based methods for superorbital flow diagnostics.
  • Laser micromanipulation.
  • Laser cooling and trapping.
  • Multi-photon imaging.
  • Quantum device modelling.


Select publications

  1. Laser-enhanced ionization spectrometry in flames - A powerful and versatile technique for ultra-sensitive trace element analysis.
    O.Axner and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop
    (invited review) Spectrochemica Acta 44B, 835, 1989.

  2. Direct observation of transfer of angular momentum to absorptive particles from a laser beam with a phase singularity.
    H. He, M.E.J. Friese, N.R. Heckenberg and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlops
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 826, 1995.

  3. Optical angular momentum transfer to trapped absorbing particles.
    M.E.J. Friese, J. Enger, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop and N.R. Heckenberg
    Phys. Rev. A 54, 1593, 1996.

  4. Supersonic velocimetry in shock tube using laser enhanced ionisation and planar laser induced fluorescence.
    P. Barker, A. Bishop and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop
    Appl. Phys. B64, 369-376, 1996.

  5. Fundamental mechanisms of laser-enhanced ionization - The Production of ions.
    Axner and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop. Chapter 1 in "Laser Enhanced Ionization Spectroscopy", John Wiley & Sons, Chemical Analysis Series, Vol. 136, ISBN 0-471-57684-0, 1996. Editors J.C. Travis and G.C. Turk.

  6. Infrared seeded parametric four-wave mixing for sensitive detection of molecules.
    M.J. Fernee, P.F. Barker, A.E.W. Knight and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. Vol. 79, 2046-2049, 1997.

  7. Optical torque controlled by elliptical polarisation.
    M.E.J. Friese, T.A. Nieminen, N.R. Heckenberg and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop
    Optics Lett. 23, 1-3, 1998.

  8. Sensitive detection of sodium in a flame using parametric four-wave mixing and seeded parametric four-wave mixing.
    M.J. Fernee, P.F. Barker, A.E.W. Knight and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop
    Phys. Rev. A, 57, 2802-2813, 1998.

  9. Optical alignment and spinning of laser-trapped microscopic particles.
    M.E.J. Friese, T.A. Nieminen, N.R. Heckenberg and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop
    Nature, 394 (6691): 348-350, 1998.

  10. Coherent atomic beam splitter using transients of a chaotic system.
    A.G. Truscott, M.E.J. Friese, W.K. Hensinger, H.M. Wiseman, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop and N.R. Heckenberg
    accepted for publication in Phys. Rev. Lett, February 2000.


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The University of Queensland,
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