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Yin Hsien Fung

Research Scientist

Mass and Pressure Standards

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Areas of Expertise

  • Mass standards


Prior to joining MSL in August 2016, Fung was studying and doing research at the atomic physics lab in University of Otago, Dunedin. His research was mainly focused on the experimental approach to consistently prepare single atoms inside a microscopic optical tweezer, laser cooling of an atom to its motional ground state, and counting atoms inside an optical microtrap. His other projects include the construction of a novel stabilized laser system. Outside of research, he has interest in science communication and had been regularly involved in optics and physics educational outreach programmes for schools in Otago/Southland area. His hobbies include tennis, photography and being outdoors.


Y.H. Fung*, P. Sompet, M.F. Andersen "Single atoms preparation using light-assisted collisions" Technologies 4(1), 4 (2016).

Y.H. Fung*, M.F. Andersen, “Efficient collisional blockade loading of a single atom into a tight microtrap”, New Journal of Physics 17, 073011 (2015).

A.J. Hilliard, Y.H. Fung*, P. Sompet, A.V. Carpentier, M.F. Andersen “In-trap fluorescence detection of atoms in a microscopic dipole trap”, Phys. Rev. A 91, 053414 (2015).

Y.H. Fung*, A.V. Carpentier, P. Sompet, M.F. Andersen, “Two-atom collisions and the loading of atoms in microtraps”, Entropy 16, 582-606 (2014).

A.V. Carpentier, Y.H. Fung*, P. Sompet, A.J. Hilliard, T.G. Walker, M.F. Andersen, “Preparation of a single atom in an optical microtrap”, Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 125501 (2013).

P. Sompet, A.V. Carpentier, Y.H. Fung*, M. McGovern, M.F. Andersen, “Dynamics of two atoms undergoing light-assisted collisions in an optical microtrap”, Phys. Rev. A. 88, 051401(R) (2013).