Andrej joined the ACT in September 2016 as a Young Graduate Trainee in Fundamental Physics, where he has been mainly working on optics-related topics.
He studied physics at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and later specialised in optics by graduating from the Master’s Program in Photonics at University of Jena, Germany. During his studies, he was working at Carl Zeiss Microscopy, where he was investigating applications of adaptive optics in microscopy. It was also there where he got intrigued by the concept of super-resolution, when he had an honour to meet Eric Betzig, the 2014 Nobel Laureate for his work on super-resolution microscopy.
Although an experimentalist at heart, Andrej wanted to try himself out in conducting a more theoretical research after graduation. And since space has always been one of his favourite topics and sources of inspiration, he seized the opportunity to work as a trainee at the European Space Agency and joined the ACT, where his focus has been to explore the possibilites to bring the concept of super-resolution closer to astronomical applications.
Research at the ACT
While at the ACT, Andrej has been involved in several activities and projects, including:
- Super-resolution for astronomical applications
- Super-resolution image reconstruction for PROBA-V satellite
- High-power lasers in space, an internal ESA/ACT report
and co-authored the following publications:
- J. Řehaček, Z. Hradil, B. Stoklasa, M. Paúr, J. Grover, A. Krzic, and L. L. Sánchez-Soto, “Multiparameter quantum metrology of incoherent point sources: Towards realistic superresolution”, Phys. Rev. A 96, 062107 (2017)
- J. Řeháček, Z. Hradil, D. Koutný, J. Grover, A. Krzic, and L. L. Sánchez-Soto, “Optimal measurements for quantum spatial superresolution”, Phys. Rev. A 98, 012103 (2018)
- M. Paúr, B. Stoklasa, J. Grover, A. Krzic, L. L. Sánchez-Soto, Z. Hradil, J. Řeháček, “Tempering Rayleigh’s curse with PSF shaping”, accepted for publication in Optica (August 2018)