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Dr Andre Xuereb
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Dr Andre Xuereb

Dr Andre Xuereb


Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Science
Room 213
Maths & Physics Building
University of Malta
contact+356 2340 2278

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André read for a BSc in mathematics and physics at the University of Malta and a PhD in physics – mostly theoretical, but with an experimental component – at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom). After a short stint as a postdoctoral research assistant at the Leibniz University in Hanover (Germany), he spent some years as a research fellow of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 at Queen's University Belfast (Northern Ireland).

Returning to Malta permanently as a lecturer in 2014, and senior lecturer since 2016, André set up the country's first quantum optics group, which has grown slowly to encompass a variety of researchers and work spanning from theory to (some) experiment.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

  • Optomechanics
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Quantum optics
  • Mesoscopic quantum mechanics
  • Quantum information
  • Quantum thermodynamics
  • Quantum technology

Selected Publications

Li, J., Xuereb, A., Malossi, N. & Vitali, D. 2016, "Cavity Mode Frequencies and Large Optomechanical Coupling in Two-Membrane Cavity Optomechanics", arXiv pre-print, , pp. arXiv:1512.07536.

Millen, J. & Xuereb, A. 2016, "Perspective on quantum thermodynamics", New Journal of Physics, vol. 18, pp. 011002.

Millen, J. & Xuereb, A. 2016, "The rise of the quantum machines", Physics World, vol. 29, no. 1.

Pigeon, S., Fusco, L., Xuereb, A., De Chiara, G. & Paternostro, M. 2016, "Thermodynamics of trajectories and local fluctuation theorems for harmonic quantum networks", New Journal of Physics, vol. 18, pp. 013009.

Pigeon, S. & Xuereb, A. 2016, "Thermodynamics of trajectories of open quantum systems, step by step", Journal of Statistical Mechanics, vol. 6, pp. 063203.

Villas-Boas, C.J., Cardoso, W.B., Avelar, A.T., Xuereb, A. & de Almeida, N.G. 2016, "Does "cooling by heating" protect quantum correlations?", Quantum Information Processing, vol. 15.

Brunelli, M., Xuereb, A., Ferraro, A., Chiara, G.D., Kiesel, N. & Paternostro, M. 2015, "Out-of-equilibrium Thermodynamics of Quantum Optomechanical Systems", New J.Phys.17, 035016 (2015), .

Pigeon, S., Fusco, L., Xuereb, A., Chiara, G.D. & Paternostro, M. 2015, "Thermodynamics of trajectories of a quantum harmonic oscillator coupled to $N$ baths", Phys.Rev.A 92, 013844 (2015), .

Pigeon, S., Xuereb, A., Lesanovsky, I., Garrahan, J.P., Chiara, G.D. & Paternostro, M. 2015, "Dynamical symmetries and crossovers in a three-spin system with collective dissipation", New J.Phys.17, 015010 (2015), .

Xuereb, A., Imparato, A. & Dantan, A. 2015, "Heat transport in harmonic oscillator systems with correlated baths: Application to optomechanical arrays", New J.Phys.17, 055013 (2015), .

Xuereb, A., Ulbricht, H. & Paternostro, M. 2015, "Macroscopicity in an optomechanical matter-wave interferometer", Opt.Comm.337, 53 (2015), .

Zhang, J., Zhang, T., Xuereb, A., Vitali, D. & Li, J. 2015, "More nonlocality with less entanglement in a tripartite atom-optomechanical system", Ann.Phys.(Berlin) 527, 147 (2015), .

Fusco, L., Pigeon, S., Apollaro, T.J.G., Xuereb, A., Mazzola, L., Campisi, M., Ferraro, A., Paternostro, M. & Chiara, G.D. 2014, "Assessing the non-equilibrium thermodynamics in a quenched quantum many-body system via single projective measurements", Phys.Rev.X 4, 031029 (2014), .

Xuereb, A., Genes, C., Pupillo, G., Paternostro, M. & Dantan, A. 2014, "Reconfigurable long-range phonon dynamics in optomechanical arrays", Physical Review Letters, vol. 112, no. 13, pp. 113604.

Freegarde, T., Bateman, J., Xuereb, A. & Horak, P. 2013, "Mirror-mediated cooling: a paradigm for particle cooling via the retarded dipole force", Annual Review of Cold Atoms and Molecules, vol. 1, pp. 353.

Genes, C., Xuereb, A., Pupillo, G. & Dantan, A. 2013, "Enhanced optomechanical readout using optical coalescence", Physical Review A, vol. 88, no. 3, pp. 033855.

Xuereb, A., Genes, C. & Dantan, A. 2013, "Collectively-enhanced optomechanical coupling in periodic arrays of scatterers", Physical Review A, vol. 88, no. 5, pp. 053803-10.1103/PhysRevA.88.053803.

Xuereb, A., Ulbricht, H. & Paternostro, M. 2013, "Optomechanical interface for probing matter-wave coherence", Scientific Reports, vol. 3, pp. 3378.

Xuereb, A. & Paternostro, M. 2013, "Selectable linear or quadratic coupling in an optomechanical system", Physical Review A, vol. 87, pp. 023830.

Xuereb, A. 2012, Optical Cooling Using the Dipole Force, Springer Theses.

Xuereb, A., Barbieri, M. & Paternostro, M. 2012, "Multipartite optomechanical entanglement from competing nonlinearities", Physical Review A, vol. 86, pp. 013809.

Xuereb, A. & Domokos, P. 2012, "Dynamical scattering models in optomechanics: Going beyond the 'coupled cavities' model", New Journal of Physics, vol. 14, pp. 095027.

Xuereb, A., Genes, C. & Dantan, A. 2012, "Strong coupling and long-range collective interactions in optomechanical arrays", Physical Review Letters, vol. 109, pp. 223601.

Xuereb, A., Usami, K., Naesby, A., Polzik, E.S. & Hammerer, K. 2012, "Exciton-mediated photothermal cooling in GaAs membranes", New Journal of Physics, vol. 14, pp. 085024.

Domokos, P., Xuereb, A., Horak, P. & Freegarde, T. 2011, "Efficient optomechanical cooling in one-dimensional interferometers", Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 7951, pp. 79510B.

Xuereb, A., Domokos, P., Horak, P. & Freegarde, T. 2011, "Cavity cooling of atoms: within and without a cavity", The European Physical Journal D, vol. 65, pp. 273.

Xuereb, A., Horak, P. & Freegarde, T. 2011, "Amplified optomechanics in a unidirectional ring cavity", Journal of Modern Optics, vol. 58, pp. 1342.

Xuereb, A., Schnabel, R. & Hammerer, K. 2011, "Dissipative Optomechanics in a Michelson--Sagnac Interferometer", Physical Review Letters, vol. 107, pp. 213604.

Bateman, J., Xuereb, A. & Freegarde, T. 2010, "Stimulated Raman transitions via multiple atomic levels", Physical Review A, vol. 81, pp. 043808.

Bateman, J., Murray, R., Himsworth, M., Ohadi, H., Xuereb, A. & Freegarde, T. 2010, "Hänsch-Couillaud locking of Mach-Zehnder interferometer for carrier removal from a phase-modulated optical spectrum", Journal of the Optical Society of America B, vol. 27, pp. 1530.

Horak, P., Xuereb, A. & Freegarde, T. 2010, "Optical cooling of atoms in microtraps by time-delayed reflection", Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, vol. 7, pp. 1747.

Xuereb, A., Domokos, P., Horak, P. & Freegarde, T. 2010, "Scattering theory of multilevel atoms interacting with arbitrary radiation fields", Physica Scripta, vol. T140, pp. 014010.

Xuereb, A., Freegarde, T., Horak, P. & Domokos, P. 2010, "Optomechanical cooling with generalized interferometers", Physical Review Letters, vol. 105, pp. 13602.

Xuereb, A., Groth, M., Krieger, K., Asunta, O., Kurki-Suonio, T., Likonen, J. & Coster, D. 2010, "DIVIMP-B2-EIRENE modelling of 13 C migration and deposition in ASDEX Upgrade L-mode plasmas", Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 396, pp. 228.

Ohadi, H., Himsworth, M., Xuereb, A. & Freegarde, T. 2009, "Magneto-optical trapping and background-free imaging for atoms near nanostructured surfaces", Optics Express, vol. 17, pp. 23003.

Xuereb, A., Domokos, P., Asboth, J., Horak, P. & Freegarde, T. 2009, "Scattering theory of cooling and heating in optomechanical systems", Physical Review A, vol. 79, pp. 053810.

Xuereb, A., Horak, P. & Freegarde, T. 2009, "Atom cooling using the dipole force of a single retroreflected laser beam", Physical Review A, vol. 80, pp. 013836.


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