Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Doppler cooling – build a quantum computer

Say you are going on a road trip and want to find the shortest route. Or you are punching holes in circuit boards and want to reduce the traveling time from hole to hole. Quantum computers are predicted to solve optimization problems like these much faster than conventional computers. But how do you build a quantum computer? Read more

Atomic Trapping and Cooling

Laser cooling and trapping is the ability to cool atoms down to unprecedented kinetic temperatures, and to confine and support isolated atoms in “atom traps”. This unique new level of control of atomic motion allows researchers to study the behavior of atoms and quantum mechanical properties. Read more