The Queensland Quantum Optics Laboratory led by Professor Warwick Bowen is part of the UQ Precision Sensing Initiative and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS).

Queensland quantum optics lab cavity laser light superposition negative Wigner function

Queensland quantum optics lab at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems, depicted: optical cavity for optomechanics with mirror on spring

Queensland quantum optics lab tapered fiber laser light

Queensland quantum optics lab microdisk

Queensland quantum optics lab optical table

Queensland quantum optics lab two-dimensional superfluid third sound resonator for optomechanical Brillouin lasing and vortex detection

Queensland quantum optics lab nanofabrication chip with microdisk

We undertake research in quantum physics and technology, exploiting micro- and nano-scale optical devices. Our mission is to test fundamental physics, and develop applications in metrology, communication, and biomedical imaging. Much of our research is based on optical architectures integrated on silicon chips, and is compatible with present-day fibre optical systems. These architectures provide a test bed for a wide range of quantum phenomena including entanglement and non-locality, quantum enhanced measurements and microscopy, quantum optomechanics, and the physics of two-dimensional superfluids. The robustness and scalability of our systems offer potential for the investigation of macroscopic quantum systems and phenomena. Visit our research page for more details on the research activities of our group.

Interested in joining us? Take a look here for information on Postdoctoral Fellowships and PhD projects

latest publications

Nanomechanical test of quantum linearity, published in Optica
A quantum heat machine from fast optomechanics, published in New Journal of Physics
Universal dynamics in the expansion of vortex clusters in a dissipative two-dimensional superfluid, published in Phys. Rev. Research
Mechanical squeezing via fast continuous measurement, published in Phys. Rev. Lett.
Proposal for a quantum traveling Brillouin resonator, published in Optics Express