Associate Professor Michael Biercuk

Director, Quantum Control Laboratory
Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems

A28 - Physics Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 5301

Website The Quantum Control Laboratory
ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems

Biographical details

Prof. Michael J. Biercuk is an experimental physicist working to engineer a new generation of advanced quantum technologies. He is the Director of the Quantum Control Laboratory, part of the ARC Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems at the University of Sydney. His research program is focused on the discovery of new physics through control of matter and light at the quantum level, and the generation of new technologies exploiting the stragest effects in quantum mechanics.

Michael was educated in the United States, earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Master's and Doctoral degrees from Harvard University. From 2005-2008 Michael served as a full-time scientific consultant to DARPA, where he specialized in quantum information science and next-generation microprocessor architectures. Following his time in DC, Michael returned to the laboratory working in the Ion Storage Group at NIST, Boulder.

Michael's expertise has been recognized by numerous technical appointments, awards, and media appearances. He is a regular contributor to both the technical literature and the popular press, providing expert commentary on issues pertaining to science policy and the role of science in society.

Research interests

The world on the atomic scale is very different from the world around us. The simple principles that govern the behaviour of our classical world – principles elucidated by the likes of Newton and Maxwell – break down and give way to a new set of rules provided by quantum mechanics. To date, quantum mechanics represents our most accurate and widely applicable scientific theory, providing deep insight into the fundamental nature of light and matter.

Quantum mechanics has captured our imagination more than any other physical theory because of the intrinsic strangeness of many of its principles – particles as waves, light as particles, hidden correlations between systems separated by huge distances. These phenomena, however, are not manifested in our daily existence and have largely been inaccessible due to the barrier between the classical and quantum worlds.

A new discipline – Quantum Science – is opening a door between our world and that of the quantum, allowing classical systems access to the most exotic quantum mechanical phenomena. The past two decades have seen an explosion in the number of systems that have been able to provide access to the quantum realm: from superconducting circuits and semiconductor nanostructures, to trapped atoms and single-photon optics.

Quantum coherent devices are real and accessible to scientists today. But building quantum technologies – exploiting the strangest quantum effects – will take a new kind of effort. It will require systems engineering in the quantum regime.

The Quantum Control Laboratory combines theory and experiment to tackle the most challenging problems in the field of quantum physics, and to usher in a new revolution in quantum-enabled technology. The lab provides access to one of he leading quantum technologies worldwide – trapped atomic ions. Using a combination of custom ultra-high-vacuum systems, precision stabilized lasers, high-stability radiofrequency oscillators, and flexible microwave control systems, this laboratory allows detailed measurements of the control, evolution, and interactions of quantum systems.

Current projects

QUANTUM CONTROL AND QUANTUM FIRMWARE: Control theory is a universal enabling discipline within the engineering community. We are seeking to bring insights from control theory to the quantum domain, allowing us to efficiently exploit quantum coherent systems. Our aim is to produce a flexible quantum control toolkit that is adaptable to any future quantum technology, but with specific emphasis on quantum computing. Specific projects relate to dynamical error suppression and the development of filter transfer functions for arbitrary quantum control.

QUANTUM SIMULATION:The simulation of interacting many-body systems is a promising near-term application of quantum information systems. Through experiments using linear Paul traps and ion arrays in Penning traps we are seeking to engineer designer Hamiltonians for studies of problems including quantum magnetism. Our research marries with questions of quantum control theory quantum information theory, as we seek to develop techniques allowing a user to execute a “program” on constrained simulator hardware.

QUANTUM METROLOGY: We are seeking to develop new sensing and metrology techniques leveraging trapped atomic ions as model quantum coherent systems. Our owrk includes the development of ion-based force and field detectors as well as applications of quantum control techniques to the development of precision frequency standards.

Awards and honours

Selected Honours
  • Australian Innovation Challenge (Finalist, 2013)
  • Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney's 100 Most Influential People (2012)
  • Research selected #8 "World-changing" experiment by BBC Focus (2012)
  • Eureka Prize for Innovation in Computer Science (Finalist, 2012)
  • NMI Prize for Excellence in Measurement Science (2011)
  • Australian Innovation Challenge (Finalist, 2011)
  • Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key Honour Societies

In the media

Selected Media:

The New York Times, Bits Blog,19 June, 2013

A quantum computing problem solved

Forbes,19 June, 2013

Quantum data storage breakthrough brings quantum computing one step closer

Wired,19 June, 2013

Research gives new permanence to quantum memory

Sydney Morning Herald, the(sydney)magazine,30 Nov, 2012

Sydney’s Top 100

BBC FOCUS,July 2012

The 10 world-changing experiments that will shape the future

The Guardian, UK,6 May, 2012

Quantum computers are leaping ahead.”

The Australian

Link to ‘world’s most advanced computer’.”

The Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Scientist helps design tiny supercomputer.”

Sky News

“Tiny crystal ‘revolutionises’ computing”

Herald Sun

“Scientists develop ‘most powerful’ quantum simulator”

Fox News

“Tiny crystal may hold key to future of computers”

Popular Science

NIST’s quantum simulator mimics hundreds of qubits interacting

The Huffington Post

“Quantum Computer Breakthrough?”

Radio & Video:

ABC News Breakfast,SBS World News,Lateline, ABC,ABC Radio,SBS Radio,

Australian Parliament

Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade

Testimony on behalf of Universities Australia and the University of Sydney

Defence Trade Controls Bill, 2011

Sydney Morning Herald

Defence red tape to hit research, uni heads say

The Conversation,21 March, 2012

Bill to stop misuse of dangerous technology could hit uni researchers

The Australian,November 12-13, 2011

Tuning into the secret of mining’s holy grail.”

Michael Biercuk: Force detector

The Australian,September 5-6, 2011

Science gets the measure of all that’s tiny.”

Getting the measure of awards.”

Lateline Business, ABC Television (Commentary),June, 2011

Japanese semiconductor holding up supply chains.

M.J. Biercuk, Recipient of the 2011 NMI Prize,May, 2011

Minister Carr’s media release,Times Higher Educationwriteup

Physics, November 13, 2010

“Unexpected Error.”

The Economist, April 24-30, 2010

The force is weak with this one.”

Physics Today,News Pick, April 19, 2010

Scientists measure atomic nudge

Nature News (&Scientific American), April 19, 2010

Scientists measure atomic nudge

Slashdot, April 09, 2010

YoctoNewton detector smashes force sensing record.”

MIT Technology Review, arXiv blog, April 08, 2010

YoctoNewton detector smashes force measurement record

International links

China

(Tsinghua University) Experimental Ion Trapping

South Africa

(CSIR) Quantum Control Theory and Ion Trapping

United States

(Dartmouth College) Quantum Control and Quantum Firmware

United States

(Duke University) Experimental Ion Trapping

United States

(Harvard University) Quantum Control

United States

(NIST Boulder) Experimental Quantum Simulation in Penning Ion Traps

United States

(Univ. of Maryland, JQI) Experimental Yb+ Ion Trapping

Selected grants

2015

  • New techniques in quantum simulation; Sewell R, Biercuk M; DVC Research/International Research Collaboration Award (IRCA).

2014

  • Quantum Control Engineering; Biercuk M, Viola L; US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command/Research Support.
  • DVCR Research Support; Biercuk M; University of Sydney/DVCR.

2013

  • Foundation technology for quantum measurement, sensing and computing; Scholten R, Biercuk M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
  • Frequency standards with breakthrough performance: Engineering immunity to LO instabilities using dynamical error suppression; Biercuk M, Ivanov E; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2012

  • Australia-China Group Mission in the Control of Quantum Systems; Biercuk M; Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (Fed)/Australia China Science and Research Fund - Group Missions.

2011

  • Modular Universal Scalable Ion-trap Quantum Computer (MUSIQC); Kim J, Biercuk M, Flammia S; Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)/Research Support.
  • Precision Quantum Control and Error-Suppressing Quantum Firmware for Robust Quantum Computing; Biercuk M, Viola L, Yacoby A; US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command/Research Support.
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS); Milburn G, White A, Doherty A, Tobar M, Twamley J, Bartlett S, Biercuk M, Bowen W, Brennen G, Duty T, Gilchrist A, Molina-Terriza G, Rabeau J, Reilly D, Rubinsztein-Dunlop H, Stace T, Vidal G; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Centres of Excellence (CE).

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Biercuk, M. (2013). Nanotechnology and You. In Andrew Jaspan (Eds.), The Explainer: From Deja Vu to Why the Sky is Blue, and Other Conundrums, (pp. 255-258). Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Biercuk, M., Ilani, S., Marcus, C., McEuen, P. (2008). Electrical Transport in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. In Ado Jorio, Gene Dresselhaus, Mildred S. Dresselhaus (Eds.), Carbon Nanotubes: Advanced Topics in the Synthesis, Structure, Properties and Applications - Topics in Applied Physics Volume 111, (pp. 455-493). Germany: Springer.
  • Biercuk, M., Zolper, J. (2008). Electronics for Defense Applications. In Mike Golio, Janet Golio (Eds.), RF and Microwave Applications and Systems: RF and Microwave Handbook, Second Edition, Volume 1. United States: CRC Press.

Journals

  • Soare, A., Ball, H., Hayes, D., Zhen, X., Jarratt, M., Sastrawan, J., Uys, H., Biercuk, M. (2014). Experimental bath engineering for quantitative studies of quantum control. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 89(4), Article number 042329. [More Information]
  • Kabytayev, C., Green, T., Khodjasteh, K., Biercuk, M., Viola, L., Brown, K. (2014). Robustness of composite pulses to time-dependent control noise. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 90(1), Article number 012316. [More Information]
  • Ball, H., Lee, M., Gensemer, S., Biercuk, M. (2013). A high-power 626 nm diode laser system for Beryllium ion trapping. Review of Scientific Instruments, 84(6), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Green, T., Sastrawan, J., Uys, H., Biercuk, M. (2013). Arbitrary quantum control of qubits in the presence of universal noise. New Journal of Physics, 15, 1-29. [More Information]
  • Khodjasteh, K., Sastrawan, J., Hayes, D., Green, T., Biercuk, M., Viola, L. (2013). Designing a practical high-fidelity long-time quantum memory. Nature Communications, 4, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Britton, J., Sawyer, B., Keith, A., Wang, J., Freericks, J., Uys, H., Biercuk, M., Bollinger, J. (2012). Engineered two-dimensional Ising interactions in a trapped-ion quantum simulator with hundreds of spins. Nature, 484(7395), 489-492. [More Information]
  • Green, T., Uys, H., Biercuk, M. (2012). High-Order Noise Filtering in Nontrivial Quantum Logic Gates. Physical Review Letters, 109(2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M. (2012). Precision sensing: A new role for trapped ions. Australian Physics, 49(2), 53-58.
  • Sawyer, B., Britton, J., Keith, A., Wang, J., Freericks, J., Uys, H., Biercuk, M., Bollinger, J. (2012). Spectroscopy and Thermometry of Drumhead Modes in a Mesoscopic Trapped-Ion Crystal Using Entanglement. Physical Review Letters, 108(21), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Doherty, A., Uys, H. (2011). Dynamical decoupling sequence construction as a filter-design problem. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 44(15), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Blakestad, R., Ospelkaus, C., VanDevender, A., Wesenberg, J., Biercuk, M., Leibfried, D., Wineland, D. (2011). Near-ground-state transport of trapped-ion qubits through a multidimensional array. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 84(3), 032314-1-032314-14. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Uys, H., Britton, J., VanDevender, A., Bollinger, J. (2011). Phase-coherent detection of an optical dipole force by Doppler velocimetry. Optics Express, 19(11), 10304-10316. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Bluhm, H. (2011). Phenomenological study of decoherence in solid-state spin qubits due to nuclear spin diffusion. Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), 83(23), 235316-1-235316-10. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Reilly, D. (2011). Quantum computing: Solid-state spins survive. Nature Nanotechnology, 6(1), 9-11. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M. (2011). Quantum measurement: A quantum spectrum analyser. Nature Physics, 7(7), 525-526. [More Information]
  • Hayes, D., Khodjasteh, K., Viola, L., Biercuk, M. (2011). Reducing sequencing complexity in dynamical quantum error suppression by Walsh modulation. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 84(6), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Reilly, D. (2011). Solid-state spins survive: Quantum-control pulse sequences can suppress errors and significantly extend the lifetimes of spin-based quantum bits in solid-state devices. Nature Nanotechnology, 6(1), 9-11. [More Information]
  • Uys, H., Biercuk, M., VanDevender, A., Ospelkaus, C., Meiser, D., Ozeri, R., Bollinger, J. (2010). Decoherence due to Elastic Rayleigh Scattering. Physical Review Letters, 105(20), 200401-1-200401-4.
  • Bartlett, S., Biercuk, M., Doherty, A., Reilly, D. (2010). The Revolution is coming. Australian Physics, 47(3), 86-88.
  • Biercuk, M., Uys, H., Britton, J., VanDevender, A., Bollinger, J. (2010). Ultrasensitive detection of force and displacement using trapped ions. Nature Nanotechnology, 5(9), 646-650. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Uys, H., VanDevender, A., Shiga, N., Itano, W., Bollinger, J. (2009). Experimental Uhrig dynamical decoupling using trapped ions. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 79(6), 062324-1-062324-12. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Uys, H., VanDevender, A., Shiga, N., Itano, W., Bollinger, J. (2009). High-fidelity quantum control using ion crystals in a Penning trap. Quantum Information and Computation, 9(11-12), 920-949.
  • Biercuk, M., Uys, H., VanDevender, A., Shiga, N., Itano, W., Bollinger, J. (2009). Optimized dynamical decoupling in a model quantum memory. Nature, 458(7241), 996-1000. [More Information]
  • Uys, H., Biercuk, M., Bollinger, J. (2009). Optimized Noise Filtration through Dynamical Decoupling. Physical Review Letters, 103(4), 040501-1-040501-4. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Reilly, D., Buehler, T., Chan, V., Chow, J., Clark, R., Marcus, C. (2006). Charge sensing in carbon-nanotube quantum dots on microsecond timescales. Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), 73(20), 201402-1-201402-4. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Mason, N., Martin, J., Yacoby, A., Marcus, C. (2005). Anomalous Conductance Quantization in Carbon Nanotubes. Physical Review Letters, 94(2), 026801-1-026801-4. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Mason, N., Martin, J., Yacoby, A., Marcus, C. (2005). Erratum: Anomalous Conductance Quantization in Carbon Nanotubes [Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 026801 (2005)]. Physical Review Letters, 95(6), 069902-1. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Garaj, S., Mason, N., Chow, J., Marcus, C. (2005). Gate-Defined Quantum Dots on Carbon Nanotubes. Nano Letters: a journal dedicated to nanoscience and nanotechnology, 5(7), 1267-1271. [More Information]
  • Mason, N., Biercuk, M., Marcus, C. (2004). Local Gate Control of a Carbon Nanotube Double Quantum Dot. Science, 303(5658), 655-658. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Mason, N., Marcus, C. (2004). Local Gating of Carbon Nanotubes. Nano Letters: a journal dedicated to nanoscience and nanotechnology, 4(1), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Mason, N., Chow, J., Marcus, C. (2004). Locally Addressable Tunnel Barriers within a Carbon Nanotube. Nano Letters: a journal dedicated to nanoscience and nanotechnology, 4(12), 2499-2502. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Monsma, D., Marcus, C., Becker, J., Gordon, R. (2003). Low-temperature atomic-layer-deposition lift-off method for microelectronic and nanoelectronic applications. Applied Physics Letters, 83(12), 2405-2407. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Blakestad, R., Ospelkaus, C., VanDevender, A., Wesenberg, J., Biercuk, M., Leibfried, D., Wineland, D. (2012). Transport of Trapped-ion Qubits in a Scalable Architecture. 2012 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Piscataway: Optical Society of America.
  • Bollinger, J., Biercuk, M., Uys, H., Britton, J., Itano, W., Shiga, N. (2011). Dynamical Decoupling Experiments with Ion Crystals in Penning Traps. 41st Winter School on the Physics of Quantum Electronics PQE 2011, United Kingdom: Taylor and Francis.
  • Biercuk, M., Uys, H., VanDevender, A., Ospelkaus, C., Shiga, N., Itano, W., Bollinger, J. (2010). Coherent control and large-scale entanglement in ion crystals. 10th International Conference on Quantum Control, Measurement, and Computation QCMC 2010, United States: Springer.
  • Uys, H., Biercuk, M., VanDevender, A., Ospelkaus, C., Meiser, D., Ozeri, R., Bollinger, J. (2010). Decoherence of Superposition States in Trapped Ions. 55th Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics SAIP 2010, South African: South African Institute of Physics (SAIP).
  • Uys, H., Biercuk, M., Britton, J., VanDevender, A., Bollinger, J. (2010). Detecting yocto (10-24) newton forces with trapped ions. 55th Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics SAIP 2010, South African: South African Institute of Physics (SAIP).
  • Uys, H., Biercuk, M., VanDevender, A., Bollinger, J. (2010). Prolonging Coherence in Trapped Ions. 55th Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics SAIP 2010, South African: South African Institute of Physics (SAIP).
  • VanDevender, A., Amini, J., Biercuk, M., Blakestad, R., Bowler, R., Brown, K., Bollinger, J., Colombe, Y., Hanneke, D., Home, J., et al (2010). Recent advances in scalable ion-trap quantum information processing at NIST. 10th International Conference on Quantum Control, Measurement, and Computation QCMC 2010, United States: Springer.
  • Uys, H., Biercuk, M., VanDevender, A., Shiga, N., Itano, W., Bollinger, J. (2009). Prolonging qubit coherence: dynamical decoupling schemes studied in a Penning ion trap. Advanced Optical Concepts in Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication II 2009, Bellingham: SPIE Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. [More Information]
  • Home, J., Jost, J., Amini, J., Biercuk, M., Blakestad, R., Bollinger, J., Britton, J., Brown, K., Hanneke, D., Hume, D., et al (2008). Progress towards Scalable Quantum Information Processing with Trapped Ions. Frontiers in Optics 2008 / Laser Science XXIV Conference FiO/LS 2008, United States: Optical Society of America.
  • Zolper, J., Biercuk, M. (2006). The path to adaptive microsystems. Intelligent Integrated Microsystems Conference 2006, United States: SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Biercuk, M. (2013). Australian science: A fair go means rewarding quality. ABC Science.

Research Reports

  • Biercuk, M. (2008). Short-Changing Our Future: America's Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish Approach to Supporting Tomorrow's Scientists, (pp. 1 - 7). Washington, United States of America: The Progressive Policy Institute.

2014

  • Soare, A., Ball, H., Hayes, D., Zhen, X., Jarratt, M., Sastrawan, J., Uys, H., Biercuk, M. (2014). Experimental bath engineering for quantitative studies of quantum control. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 89(4), Article number 042329. [More Information]
  • Kabytayev, C., Green, T., Khodjasteh, K., Biercuk, M., Viola, L., Brown, K. (2014). Robustness of composite pulses to time-dependent control noise. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 90(1), Article number 012316. [More Information]

2013

  • Ball, H., Lee, M., Gensemer, S., Biercuk, M. (2013). A high-power 626 nm diode laser system for Beryllium ion trapping. Review of Scientific Instruments, 84(6), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Green, T., Sastrawan, J., Uys, H., Biercuk, M. (2013). Arbitrary quantum control of qubits in the presence of universal noise. New Journal of Physics, 15, 1-29. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M. (2013). Australian science: A fair go means rewarding quality. ABC Science.
  • Khodjasteh, K., Sastrawan, J., Hayes, D., Green, T., Biercuk, M., Viola, L. (2013). Designing a practical high-fidelity long-time quantum memory. Nature Communications, 4, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M. (2013). Nanotechnology and You. In Andrew Jaspan (Eds.), The Explainer: From Deja Vu to Why the Sky is Blue, and Other Conundrums, (pp. 255-258). Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing.

2012

  • Britton, J., Sawyer, B., Keith, A., Wang, J., Freericks, J., Uys, H., Biercuk, M., Bollinger, J. (2012). Engineered two-dimensional Ising interactions in a trapped-ion quantum simulator with hundreds of spins. Nature, 484(7395), 489-492. [More Information]
  • Green, T., Uys, H., Biercuk, M. (2012). High-Order Noise Filtering in Nontrivial Quantum Logic Gates. Physical Review Letters, 109(2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M. (2012). Precision sensing: A new role for trapped ions. Australian Physics, 49(2), 53-58.
  • Sawyer, B., Britton, J., Keith, A., Wang, J., Freericks, J., Uys, H., Biercuk, M., Bollinger, J. (2012). Spectroscopy and Thermometry of Drumhead Modes in a Mesoscopic Trapped-Ion Crystal Using Entanglement. Physical Review Letters, 108(21), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Blakestad, R., Ospelkaus, C., VanDevender, A., Wesenberg, J., Biercuk, M., Leibfried, D., Wineland, D. (2012). Transport of Trapped-ion Qubits in a Scalable Architecture. 2012 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Piscataway: Optical Society of America.

2011

  • Bollinger, J., Biercuk, M., Uys, H., Britton, J., Itano, W., Shiga, N. (2011). Dynamical Decoupling Experiments with Ion Crystals in Penning Traps. 41st Winter School on the Physics of Quantum Electronics PQE 2011, United Kingdom: Taylor and Francis.
  • Biercuk, M., Doherty, A., Uys, H. (2011). Dynamical decoupling sequence construction as a filter-design problem. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 44(15), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Blakestad, R., Ospelkaus, C., VanDevender, A., Wesenberg, J., Biercuk, M., Leibfried, D., Wineland, D. (2011). Near-ground-state transport of trapped-ion qubits through a multidimensional array. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 84(3), 032314-1-032314-14. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Uys, H., Britton, J., VanDevender, A., Bollinger, J. (2011). Phase-coherent detection of an optical dipole force by Doppler velocimetry. Optics Express, 19(11), 10304-10316. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Bluhm, H. (2011). Phenomenological study of decoherence in solid-state spin qubits due to nuclear spin diffusion. Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), 83(23), 235316-1-235316-10. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Reilly, D. (2011). Quantum computing: Solid-state spins survive. Nature Nanotechnology, 6(1), 9-11. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M. (2011). Quantum measurement: A quantum spectrum analyser. Nature Physics, 7(7), 525-526. [More Information]
  • Hayes, D., Khodjasteh, K., Viola, L., Biercuk, M. (2011). Reducing sequencing complexity in dynamical quantum error suppression by Walsh modulation. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 84(6), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Reilly, D. (2011). Solid-state spins survive: Quantum-control pulse sequences can suppress errors and significantly extend the lifetimes of spin-based quantum bits in solid-state devices. Nature Nanotechnology, 6(1), 9-11. [More Information]

2010

  • Biercuk, M., Uys, H., VanDevender, A., Ospelkaus, C., Shiga, N., Itano, W., Bollinger, J. (2010). Coherent control and large-scale entanglement in ion crystals. 10th International Conference on Quantum Control, Measurement, and Computation QCMC 2010, United States: Springer.
  • Uys, H., Biercuk, M., VanDevender, A., Ospelkaus, C., Meiser, D., Ozeri, R., Bollinger, J. (2010). Decoherence due to Elastic Rayleigh Scattering. Physical Review Letters, 105(20), 200401-1-200401-4.
  • Uys, H., Biercuk, M., VanDevender, A., Ospelkaus, C., Meiser, D., Ozeri, R., Bollinger, J. (2010). Decoherence of Superposition States in Trapped Ions. 55th Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics SAIP 2010, South African: South African Institute of Physics (SAIP).
  • Uys, H., Biercuk, M., Britton, J., VanDevender, A., Bollinger, J. (2010). Detecting yocto (10-24) newton forces with trapped ions. 55th Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics SAIP 2010, South African: South African Institute of Physics (SAIP).
  • Uys, H., Biercuk, M., VanDevender, A., Bollinger, J. (2010). Prolonging Coherence in Trapped Ions. 55th Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics SAIP 2010, South African: South African Institute of Physics (SAIP).
  • VanDevender, A., Amini, J., Biercuk, M., Blakestad, R., Bowler, R., Brown, K., Bollinger, J., Colombe, Y., Hanneke, D., Home, J., et al (2010). Recent advances in scalable ion-trap quantum information processing at NIST. 10th International Conference on Quantum Control, Measurement, and Computation QCMC 2010, United States: Springer.
  • Bartlett, S., Biercuk, M., Doherty, A., Reilly, D. (2010). The Revolution is coming. Australian Physics, 47(3), 86-88.
  • Biercuk, M., Uys, H., Britton, J., VanDevender, A., Bollinger, J. (2010). Ultrasensitive detection of force and displacement using trapped ions. Nature Nanotechnology, 5(9), 646-650. [More Information]

2009

  • Biercuk, M., Uys, H., VanDevender, A., Shiga, N., Itano, W., Bollinger, J. (2009). Experimental Uhrig dynamical decoupling using trapped ions. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 79(6), 062324-1-062324-12. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Uys, H., VanDevender, A., Shiga, N., Itano, W., Bollinger, J. (2009). High-fidelity quantum control using ion crystals in a Penning trap. Quantum Information and Computation, 9(11-12), 920-949.
  • Biercuk, M., Uys, H., VanDevender, A., Shiga, N., Itano, W., Bollinger, J. (2009). Optimized dynamical decoupling in a model quantum memory. Nature, 458(7241), 996-1000. [More Information]
  • Uys, H., Biercuk, M., Bollinger, J. (2009). Optimized Noise Filtration through Dynamical Decoupling. Physical Review Letters, 103(4), 040501-1-040501-4. [More Information]
  • Uys, H., Biercuk, M., VanDevender, A., Shiga, N., Itano, W., Bollinger, J. (2009). Prolonging qubit coherence: dynamical decoupling schemes studied in a Penning ion trap. Advanced Optical Concepts in Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication II 2009, Bellingham: SPIE Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. [More Information]

2008

  • Biercuk, M., Ilani, S., Marcus, C., McEuen, P. (2008). Electrical Transport in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. In Ado Jorio, Gene Dresselhaus, Mildred S. Dresselhaus (Eds.), Carbon Nanotubes: Advanced Topics in the Synthesis, Structure, Properties and Applications - Topics in Applied Physics Volume 111, (pp. 455-493). Germany: Springer.
  • Biercuk, M., Zolper, J. (2008). Electronics for Defense Applications. In Mike Golio, Janet Golio (Eds.), RF and Microwave Applications and Systems: RF and Microwave Handbook, Second Edition, Volume 1. United States: CRC Press.
  • Home, J., Jost, J., Amini, J., Biercuk, M., Blakestad, R., Bollinger, J., Britton, J., Brown, K., Hanneke, D., Hume, D., et al (2008). Progress towards Scalable Quantum Information Processing with Trapped Ions. Frontiers in Optics 2008 / Laser Science XXIV Conference FiO/LS 2008, United States: Optical Society of America.
  • Biercuk, M. (2008). Short-Changing Our Future: America's Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish Approach to Supporting Tomorrow's Scientists, (pp. 1 - 7). Washington, United States of America: The Progressive Policy Institute.

2006

  • Biercuk, M., Reilly, D., Buehler, T., Chan, V., Chow, J., Clark, R., Marcus, C. (2006). Charge sensing in carbon-nanotube quantum dots on microsecond timescales. Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), 73(20), 201402-1-201402-4. [More Information]
  • Zolper, J., Biercuk, M. (2006). The path to adaptive microsystems. Intelligent Integrated Microsystems Conference 2006, United States: SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering.

2005

  • Biercuk, M., Mason, N., Martin, J., Yacoby, A., Marcus, C. (2005). Anomalous Conductance Quantization in Carbon Nanotubes. Physical Review Letters, 94(2), 026801-1-026801-4. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Mason, N., Martin, J., Yacoby, A., Marcus, C. (2005). Erratum: Anomalous Conductance Quantization in Carbon Nanotubes [Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 026801 (2005)]. Physical Review Letters, 95(6), 069902-1. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Garaj, S., Mason, N., Chow, J., Marcus, C. (2005). Gate-Defined Quantum Dots on Carbon Nanotubes. Nano Letters: a journal dedicated to nanoscience and nanotechnology, 5(7), 1267-1271. [More Information]

2004

  • Mason, N., Biercuk, M., Marcus, C. (2004). Local Gate Control of a Carbon Nanotube Double Quantum Dot. Science, 303(5658), 655-658. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Mason, N., Marcus, C. (2004). Local Gating of Carbon Nanotubes. Nano Letters: a journal dedicated to nanoscience and nanotechnology, 4(1), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Biercuk, M., Mason, N., Chow, J., Marcus, C. (2004). Locally Addressable Tunnel Barriers within a Carbon Nanotube. Nano Letters: a journal dedicated to nanoscience and nanotechnology, 4(12), 2499-2502. [More Information]

2003

  • Biercuk, M., Monsma, D., Marcus, C., Becker, J., Gordon, R. (2003). Low-temperature atomic-layer-deposition lift-off method for microelectronic and nanoelectronic applications. Applied Physics Letters, 83(12), 2405-2407. [More Information]

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