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Atomic, Mesoscopic and Optical Physics

AMOP Group

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AMOP Group Research Overview

AMOP Group
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