Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Trapped Ultracold Atoms & Theoretical Quantum Optics

Quantum mechanical interaction of light and matter

  • Theoretical Quantum Optics:
    Includes decoherence, cavity QED, adiabatic processes, and QIP (quantum information processing).
  • Matter waves and Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC):
    Currently with special interest on how to manipulate cold matter with rf radiation.
  • Theory of molecular control, femtosecond processes, and wave packet dynamics:
    Using light to control molecular processes