The group includes postdocs (currently 1), and postgraduate students engaged in research for their Master’s or PhD degrees (the number in recent years between 4 and 6); this core is often supplemented by visiting international students or senior researchers.
The theory group interacts closely with three related experimental groups at the University of Auckland: the atom-trapping groups of Assoc. Prof. Rainer Leonhardt and Dr. Maarten Hoogerland, and the opto-electronics group of Dr. Lionel Watkins where there is a common interest in the application of entangled photons in metrology.
Research interests within the group are focused on fundamental aspects of quantum optics theory. Areas of active interest include: