Quantum Optics and Francium
Computer and Space Science Building 2201, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-4111 USA
office phone: (301) 405 9740; laboratories located (phone) in the
Physical Sciences Center rooms B0132 (301) 314 2096, B0156 (301) 314 2135, and Physics 1305 (301) 405 3156. FAX (301 405 0207). TRIUMF Fr trapping facility at ISAC 1 Hall (604 222-1047) X 6774.
Welcome, you have reached the WWW pages of the Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics
group of Luis A. Orozco from the Joint Quantum Institute at the Department of Physics of UMD.
- Quantum Optics studies the coherence and statistical properties of light and how they change
as it interacts with atoms. Our experimental work in Quantum Optics is in
Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) and includes quantum feedback. See the JQI recent news on
Quantum speed up in an optical cavity, about the Physical Review Letter from June 12, 2015 on Environment-Assisted Speed-up of the Field Evolution in Cavity
- A project in collaboration with Prof. Steven L. Rolston,
Prof. Christopher Lobb, and Prof. Fred Wellstood studies hybrid quantum information systems.
See the recent PFC@JQI news on thermometry using an optical nanofiber about the Editors' suggestion article in published on July 28, 2015 in Phys. Rev. A on Photon-correlation measurements of atomic-cloud temperature using an optical nanofiber.
See the PFC@JQI recent news on
Collecting lost light, about our May 2015 OPTICA paper on
Rayleigh scattering in an optical nanofiber as a probe of higher-order mode propagation.
Spectroscopy probes the structure of the heaviest alkali metal atom using
laser light and aims to understand better the weak interaction. We are members of the FrPNC collaboration (Prof. Gerald Gwinner Spokesperson),
the experiments are carried at the Fr trapping facility at TRIUMF in Vancouver, Canada. See the JQI recent news on Using an electron to probe the tiny magnetic core of an atom - See more at: http://jqi.umd.edu/news/using-electron-probe-tiny-magnetic-core-atom, about our Physical Review Letter from July 24, 2015 on Hyperfine Anomalies in Fr: Boundaries of the Spherical Single Particle Model
The National Science Foundation, the National Science Foundation Physics Frontier Center of the JQI, the Department of
Energy, and the National Institute of Standards
and Technology support our work. Sociedad Mexicana de Fisica has supported the Research
Experience for Mexican Undergraduates in the laboratory.
The group may have research positions: for Post-Doctoral Associates (see announcement here), Graduate, and Undergraduate Students;
Summer/Academic Year. Please contact Luis A. Orozco lorozco at umd.edu directly.
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