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Personal Statement

Paulo Hisao Moriya got his B.Sc. (2009), M.Sc. (2012) and Ph.D. (2016) in Physics from University of São Paulo (Brazil). During his Master’s degree, he theoretically studied the effect of interatomic interactions in the superradiance phenomena (Theoretical Quantum Optics). For his Ph.D., in a dramatic change, he joined the experimental side of Physics to investigate collective and cooperative effects in light scattering from cold Strontium clouds. During this period, he learned about and worked with laser cooling and trapping in Magneto-Optical Traps (MOTs) and he got skills in techniques such as: electronics (including RF); high and ultra-high vacuum; spectroscopy; optics; light analysis; diode lasers systems; feedback systems for laser frequency, temperature and current stabilisation. He was also Post-Doctoral Fellow in the same laboratory between April and October 2016 to improve even more the experimental apparatus and move towards the generation of Bose-Einstein condensates of Strontium.

He is now Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute of Photonics (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK), under the UK National Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology. In this post, he is developing portable, narrow linewidth (at 689 nm) and high power (at 461 nm) lasers based in semiconductor disk lasers (SDLs) technology, also known as Vertical Extended Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers - VECSELs, for the development of compact Strontium Optical Clocks.

His research interests are the development of portable, compact, single frequency and narrow linewidth operation of lasers. It also includes laser frequency stabilisation, noise reduction techniques, the development of stable reference cavities, electronics and instrumentation.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, University of Sao Paulo

1 Apr 201231 Mar 2016

Master in Science, University of Sao Paulo

1 Mar 200930 Mar 2012

Bachelor of Science, University of Sao Paulo

1 Mar 200330 Nov 2008


  • Semiconductor disk lasers
  • Laser frequency stabilisation
  • Single frequency laser
  • Narrow linewidth lasers
  • Quantum Technologies
  • Optical Clocks
  • Strontium cold atoms
  • Portable lasers

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Research Output 2016 2018

Open Access

WP3: Special Lasers

Moriya, P. H., Keegan, J. & Casula, R., 17 Sep 2018, (Unpublished)

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Activities 2017 2018

  • 3 Participation in conference
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 Oral presentation

QT Hub Annual Review Meeting

Moriya, P. H. (Participant), Hastie, J. (Participant), Casula, R. (Participant)
17 Nov 201818 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Towards compact and portable sub-kHz AlGaInP semiconductor disk lasers for cold atom experiments

Moriya, P. H. (Speaker), Hastie, J. (Contributor)
30 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Semiconductor disk lasers for quantum technologies

PH Moriya (Main contact), Jennifer Hastie (Participant), Anne Tropper (Participant), Jonathan Woods (Participant), Jonathan Woods (Participant), Loyd McKnight (Participant), James Bain (Participant)

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