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Dr Andreas Nunnenkamp

Dr Andreas Nunnenkamp

Royal Society University Research Fellow

Room 984, Rutherford Building
Cavendish Laboratory
JJ Thomson Avenue

Cambridge CB3 0HE
Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 337479


Before coming to Cambridge, I did postdocs at Yale University (Steven Girvin) and the University of Basel (Christoph Bruder). Before that, I did a DPhil at the University of Oxford supervised by Keith Burnett and supported by the Rhodes Trust. Before that, I read physics at Bonn University, spent time in Uppsala, and wrote my diploma with Pierre Meystre at the University of Arizona.

Research Interests

I work at the interface of quantum optics, condensed matter theory, and quantum information science. In particular, I am interested in cavity optomechanics, superconducting circuits, NV-centers, topological qubits, and ultracold atomic gases.

Key Publications

A. Barfuss, J. Teissier, E. Neu, A. Nunnenkamp and P. Maletinsky, Strong mechanical driving of a single electron spin. Nature Physics 11, 820 (2015).

S. Walter, A. Nunnenkamp and C. Bruder, Quantum synchronization of a driven self-sustained oscillator, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 094102 (2014).

K. Børkje, A. Nunnenkamp, J. D. Teufel and S. M. Girvin, Signatures of nonlinear cavity optomechanics in the weak coupling regime, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 053603 (2013).

T.L. Schmidt, A. Nunnenkamp and C. Bruder, Majorana qubit rotations in microwave cavities, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 107006 (2013).

A. Nunnenkamp, K. Børkje, and S. M. Girvin, Cooling in the single-photon strong-coupling regime of cavity optomechanics, Phys. Rev. A 85, 051803(R) (2012).

A. Nunnenkamp, Jens Koch, and S. M. Girvin, Synthetic gauge fields and homodyne transmission in Jaynes-Cummings lattices, New J. Phys. 13, 095008 (2011).

A. Nunnenkamp, K. Børkje, and S. M. Girvin, Single-photon optomechanics, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 063602 (2011).

K. Børkje, A. Nunnenkamp, and S. M. Girvin, Proposal for entangling remote micromechanical oscillators, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 123601 (2011).

A. Nunnenkamp, K. Børkje, J. G. E. Harris, and S. M. Girvin, Cooling and squeezing via quadratic optomechanical coupling, Phys. Rev. A 82, 021806(R) (2010).

A. Nunnenkamp, A.M. Rey and K. Burnett, Generation of macroscopic superposition states in ring superlattices, Phys. Rev. A 77, 023622 (2008).

B. Vaucher, A. Nunnenkamp, and D. Jaksch, Creation of resilient entangled states and a resource for measurement-based quantum computation with optical superlattices, New J. Phys. 10, 023005 (2008).

For a complete List of Publications see