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Michael Morrissey

CIT PhD Student


michael.morrissey_at_tyndall.ie
Tel: 353-21- 490 4886 (office) or 4885 (lab)
Fax: 353-21-490 4880

I graduated from Cork Insitutute of Technology (CIT) with a B.Sc. in "Applied Physics and Instrumentation" in 2004.  As part of completeing the B.Sc. a five month project was undertaken.  This project, entitled "Quality Surveillance Algorithms for Erbium Doped Fibre Amplifiers", was carried out in the Information and Communication Network (ICN) Department at Siemens AG research facility in Munich.  The project entailed research into how the aging of components with the EDFA can be monitored using algorithms.  From a mathematical model, the key parameters needed to detect the degradation/aging of the EDFA were determined.  In addition to theoretical work, optical experiments were carried out to determine a technique to measure the required parapeters.  A procedure was developed to test the feasibility and accuracy of the EDFA model. 

From my experience in Siemens AG, I developed an interest in optics and decided to pursue this interest.  Since September 2004, I am a PhD student with the Quantum Optics Group  under the supervision of Dr. Síle Nic Chormaic, in the area of "Control of cold rubidium atoms". 

May 2007
Congratulations to Michael for winning the Optical Society of America student chapter t-shirt competition.   See it here and here!



Michael in Paris at the Young Atom Opticians Workshop, 2006














Michael in Shanghai, July 2007


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