Agata Branczyk

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Phd: The University of Queensland 2010

Areas of Research:
Quantum Optics
Phone: x6521

Positions Held

  • 2013 - present PSI Fellow, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada
  • 2010 - 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics & Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Canada

Recent Publications

  • M Mohammadi and AM Branczyk, Optimization of quantum state tomography in the presence of experimental constraints, Physical Review A 89 (1), 012113 (2014), arXiv: 1311.1516
  • AM Branczyk, DB Turner, GD Scholes, Crossing disciplines - A view on two-dimensional optical spectroscopy, Annalen der Physik 526 (1-2), 31-49 (2013), arXiv: 1307.5855
  • N Quesada, AM Branczyk, DFV James, Self-calibrating tomography for multi-dimensional systems, Phys. Rev. A 87, 062118 (2013), arXiv: 1212.0556
  • M Mohammadi, AM Bran„czyk, DFV James, Fourier-transform quantum state tomography, Physical Review A 87 (1), 012117 (2013), arXiv: 1211.1399
  • AM Bran„czyk, DH Mahler, LA Rozema, A Darabi, AM Steinberg, DFV James, Self-calibrating quantum state tomography, New Journal of Physics 14 (8), 085003 (2012), arXiv: 1112.4492
  • BQ Baragiola, RL Cook, AM Branczyk, J Combes, N-photon wave packets interacting with an arbitrary quantum system, Physical Review A 86 (1), 013811 (2012), arXiv: 1202.3430
  • AM Bran„czyk, A Fedrizzi, TM Stace, TC Ralph, AG White, Engineered optical nonlinearity for quantum light sources, Optics Express 19 (1), 55-65 (2011), arXiv: 1005.3086
  • AM Branczyk, TC Ralph, W Helwig, C Silberhorn, Optimized generation of heralded Fock states using parametric down-conversion, New Journal of Physics 12, 063001 (2010), arXiv: 0909.4147
  • AM Branczyk, TC Ralph, Teleportation using squeezed single photons, Physical Review A 78 (5), 052304 (2008), arXiv: 0806.4211
  • TA Nieminen, VLY Loke, AB Stilgoe, G Knöner, AM Branczyk, NR Heckenberg, H Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Optical tweezers computational toolbox, Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics 9, S196 (2007)
  • AM Branczyk, PEMF Mendonça, A Gilchrist, AC Doherty, SD Bartlett, Quantum control of a single qubit, Physical Review A 75 (1), 012329 (2007), arXiv: quant-ph/0608037
  • AM Bran„czyk, TJ Osborne, A Gilchrist, TC Ralph, Photon-added detection, Physical Review A 68 (4), 043821 (2003), arXiv: quant-ph/0305185
  • Aurélia Chenu, Agata M. Brańczyk, Gregory D. Scholes, J. E. Sipe, Thermal light cannot be represented as a statistical mixture of pulses, arXiv: 1409.1926
  • CH Chang, AM Branczyk, GD Scholes, DFV James, An excitation-dependent four-level model for quantum entanglement in photosynthetic systems, arXiv: 1202.3439
  • AM Branczyk, TM Stace and TC Ralph, Time Ordering in Spontaneous Parametric Down-conversion, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1363, 335-338 (2011), DOI:
  • AM Branczyk, TA Nieminen, NR Heckenberg, H Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Optical trapping of a cube, Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) 17th National Congress (2006), arXiv: physics/0702045
  • VLY Loke, TA Nieminen, AM Branczyk, NR Heckenberg, H Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Modelling optical micro-machines, 9th International Conference on Electromagnetic and Light Scattering by Non-Spherical Particles: Theory, Measurements, and Applications (2006), arXiv: physics/0607286
  • TA Nieminen, VLY Loke, AM Branczyk, NR Heckenberg, H Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Towards efficient modelling of optical micromanipulation of complex structures, Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium, 442-446 (2006), arXiv: physics/0607231


  • Photosynthesis, coherence and sunlight, Last Frontiers in Quantum Information, Denali Park, USA (Jul. 17-21, 2013) [invited talk]
  • Photosynthesis, coherence and sunlight, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, (Jul. 3, 2013)
  • Incoherent light vs. femtosecond pulses, Quantum Effects in Biolgoical Systems Workshop, Vienna, Austria (Jun. 29 - Jul. 3, 2013)
  • Holistic Tomography, Workshop on the Mathematical Methods of Quantum Tomography, Toronto, Canada (Feb. 19-22, 2013), [invited talk]
  • Holistic Tomography, Controlled Quantum Dynamics Group, Imperial College London, London, (Nov. 14, 2012)
  • Self-calibrating quantum state tomography, 21st International Laser Physics Workshop, Calgary, Canada (Jul. 23-27, 2012) [invited talk]
  • Quantum State Tomography of Photosynthetic Systems, Institute for Quantum Information Science, The University of Calgary, Canada (Jul. 18, 2012)
  • Quantum Information, Department of Physics "InReach" program, University of Toronto, Canada (Feb 2012) [invited talk]
  • Self-calibrating quantum state tomography, Frontiers in Optics, San Jose, USA (Oct. 16-20, 2011)
  • Toward quantum state tomography of multi-chromophoric systems, Quantum Science Symposium, Boston, USA (Sep. 26-27, 2011) [invited talk]
  • Nonlinear spectroscopy and tomography of light harvesting complexes, The Center for Quantum Information and Control, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA (Sep. 23, 2011)
  • Engineered optical nonlinearity for a quantum light source, APS March Meeting, Dallas, USA, (Mar. 21-25, 2011)
  • Quantum Computing: More than just 1s and 0s, Toronto Catholic District School Board Gifted Students" Conference, University of Toronto, Canada (Feb 2011)
  • Spectral Properties of Down-converted Photons, Institute for Quantum Computing, Waterloo (Sep. 23, 2010)
  • Spectral Properties of Down-converted Photons, University of Toronto (Sep. 20, 2010)
  • Spectral Properties of Down-converted Photons, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, USA (Sep. 14, 2010)
  • Optimised generation of heralded Fock states using PDC, Centre for Quantum Computing Technology Theory Workshop, Brisbane, Australia, (Nov. 6, 2009)
  • Quantum Computing with Kittens, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen (Oct 23, 2008)
  • Quantum Computing with Kittens, University of Bristol, Bristol (Oct 15, 2008)
  • Quantum Computing with Kittens, 4th Asia Pacific Conference in Quantum Information Science, Palm Cove, Australia (Jul. 2-5, 2008)
  • Quantum Computing with Kittens, Centre for Quantum Computing Technology Annual Workshop, Melbourne, Australia (Feb. 18-20, 2008)
  • Coherent State Quantum Computation, Teach at the Beach Workshop, North Stradbroke Island, Australia (Feb. 8-10, 2008)
  • Coherent State Quantum Computation Using Squeezed Single Photons, European Young Scientists Conference on Quantum Information, Vienna, Austria (Aug. 27-31, 2007)
  • PIRSA:13080035, 13/14 PSI - Quantum Mechanics - Lecture 4, 2013-08-30, 13/14 PSI - Front End
  • PIRSA:13080034, 13/14 PSI - Quantum Mechanics - Lecture 3, 2013-08-29, 13/14 PSI - Front End
  • PIRSA:13080033, 13/14 PSI - Quantum Mechanics - Lecture 2, 2013-08-28, 13/14 PSI - Front End
  • PIRSA:13080032, 13/14 PSI - Quantum Mechanics - Lecture 1, 2013-08-27, 13/14 PSI - Front End