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. The group has a high turnover of projects and experiments, in response to the rapid advances in these areas.
The group has four subgroups, each led by a different group member:
- Quantum gases and collective phenomena, Prof. Zoran Hadzibabic, Dr. Robert Smith
superfluidity, quantum magnetism, two-dimensional systems, non-equilibrium phenomena.
- Quantum optics and mesoscopic systems, Prof. Mete Atature
quantum dot spins, cavity QED, plasmonics and diamond colour centres.
- 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