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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory


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.


A central theme of my research is quantum coherence in atomic, mesoscopic, and optical systems and, in particular, how to exploit it for fundamental table-top science and future quantum technologies. This puts my work at the interface of theoretical quantum optics, atomic and laser physics, condensed matter theory, and quantum information science. In particular, I have worked on strong correlations, quantum-enabled technology, and control of ultracold atomic gases, superconducting circuits, and cavity optomechanical systems.


Key publications: 
  • Topological framework for directional amplification in driven-dissipative cavity arrays. Clara Wanjura, Matteo Brunelli, and Andreas Nunnenkamp, Nature Communications 11 3149 (2020)
  • Period-n Discrete Time Crystals and Quasicrystals with Ultracold Bosons. Andrea Pizzi, Johannes Knolle, and Andreas Nunnenkamp, Phys. Rev. Lett. 123 150601 (2019)
  • Topological magnon amplification. Daniel Malz, Johannes Knolle, and Andreas Nunnenkamp, Nature Communications 10 3937(2019)
  • Conditional Dynamics of Optomechanical Two-Tone Backaction-Evading Measurements. Matteo Brunelli, Daniel Malz, and Andreas Nunnenkamp, Phys. Rev. Lett. 123 093602 (2019)
  • Dissipation-Induced Instabilities of a Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensate Inside an Optical Cavity. E. I. Rodríguez Chiacchio and A. Nunnenkamp, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122 193605 (2019)
  • Optical backaction-evading measurement of a mechanical oscillator. Itay Shomroni, Liu Qiu, Daniel Malz, Andreas Nunnenkamp, and Tobias J. Kippenberg, Nature Communications 10 2086 (2019)
  • Slow Growth of Out-of-Time-Order Correlators and Entanglement Entropy in Integrable Disordered Systems. Max McGinley, Andreas Nunnenkamp, and Johannes Knolle, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122 020603 (2019)
  • Quantum-limited directional amplifiers with optomechanics. D. Malz, L. D. Toth, N. R. Bernier, A. K. Feofanov, T. J. Kippenberg, and A. Nunnenkamp, Phys. Rev. Lett. 120 023601 (2018)
  • Robustness of Majorana edge modes and topological order -- exact results for the symmetric interacting Kitaev chain with disorder. Max McGinley, Johannes Knolle, and Andreas Nunnenkamp, Phys. Rev. B 96 241113(R) (2017)
  • Nonreciprocal reconfigurable microwave optomechanical circuit. N. R. Bernier, L. D. Toth, A. Koottandavida, M. Ioannou, D. Malz, A. Nunnenkamp, A. K. Feofanov, and T. J. Kippenberg, Nature Communications 8 604 (2017)
  • Quantum synchronization blockade: Quantization hinders synchronization of identical oscillators. Niels Lörch, Simon E. Nigg, Andreas Nunnenkamp, Rakesh P. Tiwari, and Christoph Bruder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118 243602 (2017)
  • Engineered dissipative reservoir for microwave light using circuit optomechanics. L. D. Toth, N. R. Bernier, A. Nunnenkamp, E. Glushkov, A. K. Feofanov, and T. J. Kippenberg, Nature Physics 13 787 (2017)
  • Appearance and disappearance of quantum correlations in measurement-based feedback control of a mechanical oscillator.Vivishek Sudhir, Dalziel J. Wilson, Ryan Schilling, Hendrik Schutz, Sergey A. Fedorov, Amir H. Ghadimi, Andreas Nunnenkamp, and Tobias J. Kippenberg, Phys. Rev.X 7 011001 (2017)
  • Triple-resonant Brillouin light scattering in magneto-optical cavities. J. A. Haigh, A. Nunnenkamp, A. J. Ramsay, and A. J. Ferguson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117 133602 (2016)
  • Genuine quantum signatures in synchronization of anharmonic self-oscillators. Niels Lörch, Ehud Amitai, Andreas Nunnenkamp, and Christoph Bruder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117 073601 (2016)
  • Strong mechanical driving of a single electron spin. A. Barfuss, J. Teissier, E. Neu, A. Nunnenkamp, and P. Maletinsky, Nature Physics 11 820 (2015)
  • Quantum-limited amplification and parametric instability in the reversed dissipation regime of cavity optomechanics. A. Nunnenkamp, V. Sudhir, A. K. Feofanov, A. Roulet, and T. J. Kippenberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 023604 (2014)
  • Quantum synchronization of a driven self-sustained oscillator. Stefan Walter, Andreas Nunnenkamp, and Christoph Bruder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112 094102 (2014)
  • Signatures of nonlinear cavity optomechanics in the weak coupling regime. K. Borkje, A. Nunnenkamp, J. D. Teufel, and S. M. Girvin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111 053603 (2013)
  • Majorana qubit rotations in microwave cavities. Thomas L. Schmidt, Andreas Nunnenkamp, and Christoph Bruder, Phys. Rev. Lett.110 107006 (2013)
  • Proposal for entangling remote micromechanical oscillators. K. Borkje, A. Nunnenkamp, and S. M. Girvin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107123601 (2011)
  • Single-photon optomechanics. A. Nunnenkamp, K. Borkje, and S. M. Girvin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107 063602 (2011)

For a complete List of Publications see

Royal Society University Research Fellow
Dr Andreas  Nunnenkamp

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