Michèle Heurs (group leader)
Callinstraße 38, room 019 michele.heurs@aei.mpg.de |

In July 2010 Michèle took up a Junior Professorship at the Centre for Quantum Engineering and Space-Time Research (QUEST) at the University of Hannover, Germany. Before taking up her current position she was a Research Fellow in the group of Prof. E. H. Huntington, University of New South Wales @ the Australian Defence Force Academy (Canberra, Australia). During this time her research was based in the following areas: Modern quantum feedback control of quantum optical systems, continuous variable quantum computing, generation of a comb of squeezed light, measurement induced entanglement, homodyne locking and detection.

Her current research interests lie in the following areas:

- non-classical light sources (squeezed light at high free spectral ranges)
- non-classical laser interferometry (for future interferometric gravitational wave detectors and quantum optics)
- controls (including modern control, coherent control, classical control)
- electronics (particularly in high-frequency large bandwidth photodetection)
- precision metrology (particularly stable high-finesse optical resonators, interferometric gravitational wave detection)
- laser physics (including laser stabilisation and non-linear optics)

### Selected publications (full publication list can be found here)

- M. Heurs:
*Gravitational wave detection using laser interferometry beyond the standard quantum limit*, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences**376**(2120) (2018) - D. Schütte, S. Z. Sayed Hassen, K. S. Karvinen, T. K. Boyson, A. G. Kallapur, H. Song, I. R. Petersen, E. H. Huntington, and
**M. Heurs**,*“Experimental demonstration of frequency auto-locking an optical cavity using a time-varying Kalman filter”,*Phys. Rev. Appl.**5**(1) (2016) - T. Denker, D. Schütte, M. H. Wimmer, T. A. Wheatley, E. H. Huntington,
**M. Heurs***, “Utilizing weak pump depletion to stabilize squeezed vacuum states”,*Opt. Express**23**132 (2015) - G. Kallapur, D. Schütte, I. R. Petersen, T. K. Boyson, E. H. Huntington, S. Z. S. Hassen, H. B. Song,
**M. Heurs**,*“Design and Implementation of an Optical Cavity Locking Controller Test Bed System”*, IEEE T CONTR SYST T**23**(2) (2015) - J. Aasi, . . . ,
**M. Heurs**, . . . ,*“Advanced LIGO”*, Class. Quant. Grav.**32**(7) (2015) - H. Song, H. Yonezawa, K. B. Kuntz,
**M. Heurs**, and E. H. Huntington,*“Quantum teleportation in space and frequency using entangled pairs of photons from a frequency comb”,*Phys. Rev. A**90**(4) 042337 (2014) - M. H. Wimmer, D. Steinmeyer, K. Hammerer,
**M. Heurs**,*“Coherent cancellation of backaction noise in optomechanical force measurements”*, Phys. Rev. A**89**(5) (2014) - J. Aasi, . . . ,
**M. Heurs**, . . . ,*“Enhanced sensitivity of the LIGO gravitational wave detector by using squeezed states of light”*, Nature Photonics**7**(8) (2013) **M. Heurs**, J. G. Webb, A. E. Dunlop, C. C. Harb, T. C. Ralph, E. Huntington,*“A high-speed quantum channel for multiplexed quantum communications”*, Phys. Rev. A**81**(3) (2010)- S. Z. Sayed Hassen, I. R. Petersen, E. Huntington,
**M. Heurs**, M. R. James,*“LQG control of an optical squeezer”*, Proceedings of the American Control Conference (2010) pp. 2730-2735 **M. Heurs**, I. R. Petersen, M. R. James, E. Huntington,*“Homodyne Locking of a Squeezer”*, Opt. Lett.**34**(16) (2009)- E. Huntington, C. C. Harb,
**M. Heurs**, T. C. Ralph,*“The Quantum Noise Limits to Simultaneous Quadrature Amplitude and Phase Stabilization of Solid-State Lasers”*, Phys. Rev. A**75**(1) (2007) **M. Heurs**, T. Meier, V. M. Quetschke, B. Willke, I. Freitag, and K. Danzmann,*Intensity and frequency noise reduction of a Nd:YAG NPRO via pump light stabilization*, Appl. Phys. B**85**(1) (2006) 79-84- F. Seifert, P. Kwee,
**M. Heurs**, B. Willke, and K. Danzmann,*Laser power stabilization for second generation gravitational wave detectors*, Opt. Lett.**31**(13) (2006) 2000-2002 - B. Willke, K. Danzmann, C. Fallnich, M. Frede,
**M. Heurs**, P. King, D. Kracht, P. Kwee, R. Savage, F. Seifert, and R. Wilhelm,*Stabilized High Power Laser for Advanced Gravitational Wave Detectors*, J. Phys.: Conf. Series**32**(2006) 270-275