Quantum Optics Group
Norman Bridge Laboratory of Physics
California Institute of Technology MC 12-33
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: (626) 395-8342
Fax: (626) 395-1233

Welcome to the home page of Professor Jeff Kimble's quantum optics group at Caltech.

The primary goal of our research is to study the quantum mechanics of open systems. "Real-world" quantum mechanics takes into account the dissipation and decoherence that arise from interactions of a quantum system with its environment. In studying the role of these processes, we learn about how we might make, study, and preserve quantum superpositions and other exotic states.

You might also like to visit the sites for the Institute for Quantum Information and the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter.

Recent news
Recent publications and manuscripts (full list)

"Superradiance for atoms trapped along a photonic crystal waveguide." A. Goban, C.-L. Hung, J. D. Hood, S.-P. Yu, J. A. Muniz, O. Painter, H. J. Kimble, arXiv preprint, (2015).

"Atom-light interactions in photonic crystals." A. Goban, C.-L. Hung, S.-P. Yu, J. D. Hood, J. A. Muniz, J. H. Lee, M. J. Martin, A. C. McClung, K. S. Choi, D. E. Chang, O. Painter and H. J. Kimble, Nat. Commun. 5, 3808 (2014).

"Nanowire photonic crystal waveguides for single-atom trapping and strong light-matter interactions." S.-P. Yu, J. D. Hood, J. A. Muniz, M. J. Martin, R. Norte, C.-L. Hung, S. M. Meenehan, J. D. Cohen, O. Painter, H. J. Kimble, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 111103 (2014).