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Quantum Light and Matter

A research group of the Department of Physics.

Ultra-cold Atoms and Molecules (four experiments) and theory on BEC and quantum chaos. Atoms and Molecules in Intense Laser Fields: multiphoton ionization and high-order harmonic generation. Atomic and Molecular Processes in Interstellar Media: calculating rovibrational excitation cross-sections for interstellar molecules.

Research Areas

  • Bose-Einstein condensation
  • Laser cooling and trapping of neutral atoms
  • Rearrangement collisions
  • Rotational and vibrational excitation


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