UW Physics





Research Projects

Quantum Computing

We are exploring the use of neutral atoms for quantum information processing using several related but complementary approaches. Experiments are underway with three dfferent atomic species: Rb, Cs, and Ho.


Rb: Rydberg blockade for atom-atom and atom-photon entanglement


Cs: single atom qubit array


Cs: holographic atom traps

Ho: laser cooling and collective encoding

Hybrid quantum interfaces

Quantum computing roadmap



Old Projects

Pattern formation in intracavity second harmonic generation

MPEG movie showing the formation of a hexagonal pattern in singly resonant SHG (numerical simulation).


MPEG movie of spiral wave dynamics in the internally pumped Optical Parametric Oscillator (numerical simulation, caution 7 MB file).  

Intracavity second harmonic generation in a KNbO3 crystal.


Quantum structures in second harmonic generation

Patterns and solitons in photorefractive resonators

Atom Optics

Parametric coupling of light and matter waves


older lab pictures


Internal information


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