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Using lasers and other electromagnetic fields, atomic physicists can exquisitely control the internal and motional states of individual atoms. Ensembles of trapped neutral atoms or charged ions provide isolated systems in which one can perform precision measurements to test fundamental physical theories, engineer controlled interactions between constituents, study many-body physics, and serve as platforms for quantum simulation and quantum information science. Closely related work includes studies of “atomic-like” systems involving isolated defects in semiconductors, with applications to quantum sensing and quantum information.

Research Strengths

  • Trapped ion quantum computing (Blinov)
  • Ultra-cold atoms and quantum gases (Gupta)
  • Quantum defects (Fu)

See also: Quantum Information

Core Faculty

Affiliates, Adjuncts & Related Faculty

Emeritus Faculty