Matt Woolley

Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering and CDF Program Coordinator
Senior Lecturer

Scholarships of $35k AUD for domestic and international students are available for Masters and PhD candidates in the areas of Quantum Optomechanics, Quantum Control, and Quantum Optics. Please contact me for details.

Dr Woolley is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. He undertakes research on the theory of engineered quantum systems and teaches into the Electrical Engineering program. His research interests include quantum optomechanics, superconducting quantum circuits, quantum acoustics, and quantum control. He has taught Engineering Electromagnetics, Design of Electronic Circuits 1, and Digital Signal Processing and Control. He is the Coordinator of the Chief of Defence Force (CDF) advanced students programs. 

Dr Woolley obtained his BE(Hons)-BSc at the University of Tasmania. He gained his PhD at the University of Queensland, under the supervision of Professors Gerard Milburn and Andrew Doherty. He was subsequently a Postdoctoral Research Associate working with Professors Aashish Clerk (McGill University) and Alexandre Blais (Université de Sherbrooke), before joining UNSW Canberra.

Dr Woolley has collaborated with experimental groups at Cornell University, ETH Zurich, the University of Western Australia, the University of Queensland, and Aalto University. He has been a Visiting Scientist at Keio University and the University of Tokyo in 2015 (Australian Academy of Science Fellowship), and at Princeton University in 2017 (Endeavour Fellowship). He is an Associate Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS 2) from 2018 until 2024, and is a member of the Advanced Electromagnetics group at UNSW Canberra. 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Conference Papers
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Xu L; Zangeneh Kamali K; Huang L; Rahmani M; Smirnov A; Camacho-Morales R; Ma Y; Zhang G; Woolley M; Neshev DN; Miroshnichenko AE, 2019, 'Nonlinear imaging through magnetic dipole quasi-BIC ultra-thin resonators', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Melbourne, Australia, presented at SPIE Micro + Nano Materials, Devices, and Applications : 9-12 December 2019, Melbourne, Australia, Melbourne, Australia, 09 December 2019 - 12 December 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2541094
2019
Emzir MF; Petersen IR; Woolley MJ, 2019, 'Convergence to pure steady states of linear quantum systems', in 2019 18th European Control Conference, ECC 2019, pp. 2868 - 2872, http://dx.doi.org/10.23919/ECC.2019.8795646
2019
Ma S; Woolley MJ; Petersen IR, 2018, 'A derivation of moment evolution equations for linear open quantum systems', in Proceedings - 2018 33rd Youth Academic Annual Conference of Chinese Association of Automation, YAC 2018, pp. 6 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/YAC.2018.8405797
2018
Emzir MF; Petersen IR; Woolley MJ, 2018, 'Lyapunov stability analysis for invariant states of quantum systems', in 2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2017, pp. 5505 - 5510, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CDC.2017.8264475
2018
Ma S; Woolley MJ; Petersen I; Yamamoto N, 2016, 'Pure Gaussian quantum states from passive Hamiltonians and an active local dissipative process', in 2016 IEEE 55th Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Las Vegas, pp. 2519 - 2522, presented at IEEE 55th Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Las Vegas, 12 December 2016 - 14 December 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CDC.2016.7798640
2016
Hasan M; Woolley MJ, 2015, 'Tripartite mechanical entanglement in quantum optomechanical systems', in Proceedings of Frontiers in Optics 2015, FIO 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/fio.2015.jw2a.57
2015
Hasan M; Woolley MJ, 2015, 'Tripartite mechanical entanglement in quantum optomechanics', in Proceedings of Frontiers in Optics 2015, FIO 2015, San Jose, USA, presented at Laser Science 2015, San Jose, USA, 18 October 2015 - 22 October 2015
2015
Ma S; Woolley M; Petersen I; Yamamoto N, 2014, 'Preparation of pure Gaussian states via cascaded quantum systems', in IEEE (ed.), 2014 IEEE Conference on Control Applications, CCA 2014, Juan Les Antibes, pp. 1970 - 1975, presented at IEEE Conference on Control Applications, Juan Les Antibes, 08 October 2014 - 10 October 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCA.2014.6981592
2014
Woolley MJ; Doherty AC; Milburn GJ, 2010, 'Quantum Nanomechanics: State Engineering and Measurement', in Ralph TC; Lam PK (ed.), AIP Conference Proceedings 1383, American Institute of Physics (AIP), New York, pp. 357 - 360, presented at Tenth International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computation (QCMC 2010), Brisbane, Australia, 19 July 2010 - 23 July 2010
2010
Conference Posters
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Woolley MJ; Emzir MF; Milburn GJ; Jerger M; Goryachev M; Tobar ME; Fedorov A, 2015, 'Quartz-superconductor quantum electromechanical system', Gold Coast, Australia, presented at EQuS Workshop 2015, Gold Coast, Australia, 09 December 2015 - 11 December 2015
2015
Woolley MJ; Souquet JR; Gabelli J; Simon P; Clerk AA, 2015, 'Photon-assisted tunnelling with nonclassical microwave fields', Moscow, Russia, presented at Third International Conference on Quantum Technologies, Moscow, Russia, 13 July 2015 - 17 July 2015
2015
Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2014, 'Entangling Mechanical Oscillators: Measurement-based and Coherent Feedback Approaches', Sydney, presented at EQuS Optomechanics Incubator, Sydney, 03 December 2014 - 03 December 2014
2014
Souquet JR; Woolley MJ; Gabelli J; Simon P; Clerk AA, 2014, 'Photon-assisted tunnelling with non-classical light', Canberra, presented at Australian Insitute of Physics Congress, Canberra, 07 December 2014 - 11 December 2014
2014
Woolley MJ, 2014, 'Two-mode squeezed states in cavity optomechanics via engineering of a single reservoir', Ventura, USA, presented at Gordon Research Seminar on Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime, Ventura, USA, 09 March 2014 - 14 May 2014
2014
Hasan M; Woolley MJ, 2014, 'Reservoir-engineered entanglement in multimode quantum optomechanics', Sydney, presented at EQuS Optomechanics Incubator, Sydney, 03 December 2014 - 03 December 2014
2014
Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2014, 'Entangling Mechanical Oscillators: Measurement-based and Coherent Feedback Approaches', Mar del Plata, Argentina, presented at Quantum Optics VII, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 27 October 2014 - 31 October 2014
2014
Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2013, 'Entangling mechanical oscillators: Measurement-based and coherent feedback approaches', Monterey, USA, presented at Principles and Applications of the Control of Quantum Systems (PRACQSYS) 2013, Monterey, USA, 20 August 2013 - 23 August 2013
2013
Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2012, 'Two-mode back-action-evading measurements in cavity optomechanics', Rottnest Island, Australia, presented at Inaugural Workshop on Quantum Photonic Hardware, Rottnest Island, Australia, 22 October 2012 - 25 October 2012
2012
Woolley MJ; Lang C; Eichler C; Steffen L; Fink JM; Blais A; Wallraff A, 2012, 'Hong-Ou-Mandel interference of single microwave photons', Rottnest Island, Australia, presented at Inaugural Workshop on Quantum Photonic Hardware, Rottnest Island, Australia, 22 October 2012 - 25 October 2012
2012
Woolley MJ; Doherty AC; Milburn GJ, 2010, 'Continous, indirect QND measurement of phonon number states via feedback-controlled circuit QED', Galveston, USA, presented at Gordon Research Conference on Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime, Galveston, USA, 21 March 2010 - 26 March 2010
2010
Woolley MJ; Doherty AC; Milburn GJ, 2010, 'Continuous, indirect QND measurement of phonon number states via feedback-controlled circuit QED', Santa Fe, USA, presented at Twelfth Annual Southwest Quantum Information Technology (SQuInT) Workshop, Santa Fe, USA, 18 February 2010 - 21 February 2010
2010
Woolley MJ; Doherty AC; Milburn GJ, 2009, 'Squeezing and Entanglement with Nanomechanical Resonators', Brisbane, Australia, presented at Quantum Frontiers Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, 02 April 2009 - 03 April 2009
2009
Woolley MJ; Doherty AC; Milburn GJ, 2008, 'Squeezing and Entanglement with Nanomechanical Resonators', Ventura, USA, presented at Gordon Research Conference on Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime, Ventura, USA, 17 February 2008 - 22 February 2008
2008
Conference Presentations
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Woolley MJ; Emzir MF; Milburn GJ; Jerger M; Goryachev M; Tobar ME; Fedorov A, 2016, 'Quartz-superconductor quantum electromechanical system', Vol. 93, presented at American Physical Society March Meeting, Baltimore, USA, 14 March 2016 - 18 March 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.93.224518
2016
Woolley MJ, 2016, 'Multimode photon-assisted tunnelling in superconducting quantum circuits', presented at 40th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting, Wagga Wagga, Australia, 02 February 2016 - 05 February 2016
2016
Woolley MJ; Souquet J-R; Gabelli J; Simon P; Clerk A, 2015, 'Photon-assisted tunnelling with nonclassical light', presented at Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics, Warsaw, Poland, 06 July 2015 - 10 July 2015
2015
Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2014, 'Entangling Mechanical Oscillators: Measurement-based and Coherent Feedback Approaches', presented at Australian Institute of Physics Congress, Canberrra, 07 December 2014 - 11 December 2014
2014
Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2014, 'Two-mode squeezed states in cavity optomechanics via engineering of a single reservoir', presented at Gordon Research Seminar on Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime, Ventura, USA, 08 March 2014 - 09 March 2014
2014
Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2014, 'Two-mode squeezed states in cavity optomechanics via engineering of a single reservoir', presented at APS March Meeting, Denver, USA, 03 March 2014 - 07 March 2014
2014
Woolley MJ; Souquet J-R; Gabelli J; Clerk AA; Simon PE, 2014, 'Photon-assisted tunneling with non-classical light II: Squeezed states', presented at APS March Meeting, Denver, USA, 03 March 2014 - 07 March 2014
2014
Woolley MJ; Lang C; Eichler C; Wallraff A; Blais A, 2013, 'Hong-Ou-Mandel Interference at Microwave Frequencies', presented at STINT Quantum Optics with Microwave Photons, North Stradbroke Island, 15 April 2013 - 19 April 2013
2013
Woolley MJ; Lang C; Eichler C; Steffen L; Fink JM; Blais A; Wallraff A, 2013, 'Hong-Ou-Mandel Interference at Microwave Frequencies', presented at STINT Quantum Optics with Microwave Photons Workshop, North Stradbroke Island, Australia, 15 April 2013 - 18 April 2013
2013
Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2013, 'Two-mode back-action-evading measurements in cavity optomechanics', presented at American Physical Society March Meeting, Baltimore, USA, 18 March 2013 - 22 March 2013
2013
Woolley MJ; Lang C; Eichler C; Steffen L; Fink JM; Blais A; Wallraff A, 2012, 'Hong-Ou-Mandel Interference in Circuit QED Experiments', presented at American Physical Society March Meeting, Boston, USA, 27 February 2012 - 02 March 2012
2012
Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2012, 'Quantum Measurement and Control in Multimode Cavity Optomechanics', presented at China-Australia Workshop on Quantum Control, Beijing, China, 05 November 2012 - 08 November 2012
2012
Woolley MJ; Doherty AC; Milburn GJ, 2010, 'Quantum Nanomechanics: State Engineering and Measurement', presented at Tenth International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computation (QCMC 2010), Brisbane, Australia, 19 July 2010 - 23 July 2010
2010
Woolley MJ; Milburn GJ; Caves CM, 2008, 'Nonlinear Quantum Metrology using Coupled Nanomechanical Resonators', presented at 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Quantum Information Science, Cairns, Australia, 02 July 2008 - 05 July 2008
2008
Woolley MJ; Doherty AC; Milburn GJ; Schwab KC, 2008, 'Nanomechanical Squeezing with Detection via a Microwave Cavity', presented at 18th Australian Institute of Physics Congress, Adelaide, Australia, 30 November 2008 - 05 December 2008
2008
Journal articles
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Ma S; Woolley MJ; Petersen IR; Yamamoto N, 2021, 'Linear open quantum systems with passive Hamiltonians and a single local dissipative process', Automatica, vol. 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.automatica.2020.109477
2021
Emzir MF; Petersen IR; Woolley MJ, 2020, 'Convergence to pure steady states of linear quantum systems', Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, vol. 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1751-8121/ab5f92
2020
Bernal-García DN; Vinck-Posada H; Woolley MJ, 2020, 'Nonstationary force sensing under dissipative mechanical quantum squeezing', Physical Review A, vol. 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.102.053515
2020
Huang L; Xu L; Woolley M; Miroshnichenko AE, 2020, 'Trends in Quantum Nanophotonics', Advanced Quantum Technologies, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/qute.201900126
2020
Ottaviani C; Woolley M; Erementchouk M; Federici J; Mazumder P; Pirandola S; Weedbrook C, 2020, 'Terahertz quantum cryptography', IEEE Transactions on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 38, pp. 483 - 495
2020
Xu L; Zangeneh Kamali K; Huang L; Rahmani M; Smirnov A; Camacho-Morales R; Ma Y; Zhang G; Woolley M; Neshev D; Miroshnichenko AE, 2019, 'Dynamic Nonlinear Image Tuning through Magnetic Dipole Quasi-BIC Ultrathin Resonators', Advanced Science, vol. 6, pp. 1802119 - 1802119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/advs.201802119
2019
Ma S; Woolley MJ, 2019, 'Entangled pure steady states in harmonic chains with a two-mode squeezed reservoir', Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, vol. 52, pp. 325301 - 325301, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1751-8121/ab2ce7
2019
Forstner S; Sachkou Y; Woolley M; Harris GI; He X; Bowen WP; Baker CG, 2019, 'Modelling of vorticity, sound and their interaction in two-dimensional superfluids', New Journal of Physics, vol. 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/ab1bb5
2019
Ma S; Woolley MJ; Jia X; Zhang J, 2019, 'Preparation of bipartite bound entangled Gaussian states in quantum optics', Physical Review A, vol. 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.100.022309
2019
Ma S; Woolley MJ; Petersen IR; Yamamoto N, 2018, 'Cascade and locally dissipative realizations of linear quantum systems for pure Gaussian state covariance assignment', Automatica, vol. 90, pp. 263 - 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.automatica.2017.12.061
2018
Emzir MF; Woolley MJ; Petersen IR, 2018, 'On physical realizability of nonlinear quantum stochastic differential equations', Automatica, vol. 95, pp. 254 - 265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.automatica.2018.05.011
2018
Ockeloen-Korppi CF; Damskagg E; Pirkkalainen JM; Asjad M; Clerk AA; Massel F; Woolley MJ; Sillanpaa MA, 2018, 'Stabilized entanglement of massive mechanical oscillators', Nature, vol. 556, pp. 478 - 482, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0038-x
2018
Ma S; Petersen I; Woolley MJ, 2017, 'Linear quantum systems with diagonal positive Hamiltonians and a single dissipative channel', Systems and Control Letters, vol. 99, pp. 64 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sysconle.2016.11.013
2017
Emzir MF; Woolley MJ; Petersen IR, 2017, 'A quantum extended Kalman filter', Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, vol. 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1751-8121/aa6e5e
2017
Ma S; Woolley MJ; Petersen IR; Yamamoto N, 2017, 'Pure Gaussian states from quantum harmonic oscillator chains with a single local dissipative process', Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, vol. 50, pp. 135301 - 135301, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1751-8121/aa5fbe
2017
Ockeloen-Korppi CF; Damskagg E; Pirkkalainen JM; Clerk AA; Woolley MJ; Sillanpaa MA, 2016, 'Quantum backaction evading measurement of collective mechanical modes', Physical Review Letters, vol. 117, pp. 140401 - 140401, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.140401
2016
Woolley MJ; Emzir MF; Milburn GJ; Jerger M; Goryachev M; Tobar ME; Fedorov A, 2016, 'Quartz-superconductor quantum electromechanical system', Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 93, pp. 224518 - 224518
2016
Emzir MF; Woolley MJ; Petersen IR, 2015, 'Quantum filtering for multiple diffusive and Poissonian processes', Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, vol. 48, pp. 5302 - 5319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1751-8113/48/38/385302
2015
Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2014, 'Two-mode squeezed states in cavity optomechanics via engineering of a single reservoir', Physical Review A, vol. 89, pp. 063805, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.89.063805
2014
Souquet J-R; Woolley MJ; Gabelli J; Simon P; Clerk AA, 2014, 'Photon-assisted tunnelling with non-classical light', Nature Communications, vol. 5, pp. 5562, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms6562
2014
Woolley MJ; Clerk AA, 2013, 'Two-mode back-action-evading measurements in cavity optomechanics', Physical Review A, vol. 87, pp. 063846, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.87.063846
2013
Lang C; Eichler C; Steffen L; Fink JM; Woolley MJ; Blais A; Wallraff A, 2013, 'Correlations, indistinguishability and entanglement in Hong-Ou-Mandel experiments at microwave frequencies', Nature Physics, vol. 9, pp. 345 - 348, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nphys2612
2013
Woolley MJ; Lang C; Eichler C; Wallraff A; Blais A, 2013, 'Signatures of Hong Ou Mandel interference at microwave frequencies', New Journal of Physics, vol. 15, pp. 105025, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/15/10/105025
2013
Kielpinski D; Kafri D; Woolley MJ; Milburn GJ; Taylor JM, 2012, 'Quantum Interface between an Electrical Circuit and a Single Atom', Physical Review Letters, vol. 108, pp. 130504, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.130504
2012
Milburn GJ; Woolley MJ, 2011, 'Introduction to Quantum Optomechanics', Acta Physica Slovaca, vol. 61, pp. 483 - 601, http://www.physics.sk/aps/pub.php?y=2011&pub=aps-11-05
2011
Woolley MJ; Doherty AC; Milburn GJ, 2010, 'Continuous quantum non-demolition measurement of Fock states of a nanoresonator using feedback-controlled circuit QED', Physical Review B, vol. 82, pp. 094511, http://journals.aps.org/prb/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevB.82.094511
2010
Woolley MJ; Doherty AC; Milburn GJ; Schwab KC, 2008, 'Nanomechanical squeezing with detection via a microwave cavity', Physical Review A, vol. 78, pp. 062303, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.78.062303
2008
Milburn GJ; Woolley MJ, 2008, 'Quantum Nanoscience', Contemporary Physics, vol. 49, pp. 413 - 433, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00107510802601724#preview
2008
Woolley MJ; Milburn GJ; Caves CM, 2008, 'Nonlinear quantum metrology using coupled nanomechanical resonators', New Journal of Physics, vol. 10, pp. 125018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/10/12/125018
2008
Vitali D; Tombesi P; Woolley MJ; Doherty AC; Milburn GJ, 2007, 'Entangling a nanomechanical resonator and a superconducting microwave cavity', Physical Review A, vol. 76, pp. 042336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.76.042336
2007
Theses / Dissertations
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Woolley MJ, 2011, Quantum Nanomechanics: State Engineering and Measurement
2011
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