People: Brendan Shields

Graduate Student

Biography:

I grew up in Raleigh, North carolina, where I got my start in experimental physics working in the group of
Robert Nemanich at NCSU on various projects, including patterning of ferroelectric materials and thermionic energy
conversion with carbon-based materials. Subsequently I earned my undergraduate degree in physics at MIT, where I
worked on ion traps in the Vuletic group. I am currently pursuing my PhD at Harvard in the group of Mikhail Lukin,
studying quantum optics at the nano scale in solid state systems.

Publications
  1. S. Choi, J. Choi, G. Kucsko, P. Maurer, B. Shields, E. Demler, M. Lukin, H. Sumiya, S. Onoda, J. Isoya, F. Jelezko, and N. Y. Yao. Depolarization Dynamics in a Strongly Interacting Solid-State Spin Ensemble. Phys. Rev. Lett., 118(093601), March 2017.
  2. B. Shields, Q. Unterreithmeier, N. de Leon, H. Park, M. Lukin, Efficient Readout of a Single Spin State in Diamond via Spin-to-Charge Conversion. Physical Review Letters, 114(136402), March 2015.
  3. D. Englund, B. Shields, H. Park, M. Lukin, Kelley Rivoire, Fariba Hatami, and Jelena Vuckovic. A Scanning Cavity Nanoscope. submitted to Nano Letters 2010.
  4. D. Englund, B. Shields, H. Park, M. Lukin, Kelley Rivoire, Fariba Hatami, and Jelena Vuckovic. A Scanning Cavity Nanoscope. Submitted 2010 2010.