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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory
atomic_mesoscopic and optical physics

AMOP : Group Website : Staff

  • The research of the Atomic, Mesoscopic and Optical Physics Group (AMOP) is centred on the development of understanding of quantum aspects of condensed matter, from atomic Bose-Einstein condensates to semiconductor quantum dots and defects in solids. The group has a high turnover of projects and experiments, in response to the rapid advances in these areas.

    The group has five subgroups, each led by a different group member:

    • Quantum optical materials and systems, Prof. Mete Atature, Dr. Claire Le Gall, Dr. Dhiren Kara 
      quantum dot spins, cavity QED, plasmonics and diamond colour centres.
    • Quantum gases and collective phenomena, Prof. Zoran Hadzibabic
      superfluidity, quantum magnetism, two-dimensional systems, non-equilibrium phenomena.
    • Quantum Nano-Sensing, Dr. Helena Knowles
      Nanoscale NMR, Imaging nano-magnetism, Spin control and Hamiltonian engineering, Many-body spin systems.
    • Quantum Optoelectronics, Prof. Richard Phillips
      Quantum dot spins, polymer semiconductors, coherence in semiconductors.
    • Many-body Quantum Dynamics, Dr. Ulrich Schneider
      Quantum gases in optical lattices, out-of-equilibrium dynamics, quantum thermodynamics