Our research focuses on the following problems and challenges, where we have experimental and theory projects for undergraduate students:
Harvesting quantum light: how light and nano-matter interact on the quantum level, and can we use it for making ultrafast single photon sources and nano-optical devices for quantum information?
Light-induced ultra-cold quantum condensates on a chip: how can we turn light (photons) into artificial quantum matter (Bose-Einstein condensates) inside semiconductor nano-structures?
Mixing light and matter for future quantum opto-electronics: how to make new quasi-particles which are half-light half-mater?
Applied optics: developing new concepts in optical-probes of material properties with high resolution for industrial and scientific applications
Our state-of-the-art experimental tools include ultrafast optical imaging and spectroscopy, quantum optical measurement techniques, nano-fabrication, and low temperature optics, and whiskey.
Theoretical tools include quantum many-body models, numerical tools for light-matter coupling in nano-structures, advanced simulations of system dynamics, and lots of black coffee