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Group Leader:

Prof. H. Metcalf

Adjunct Professor:

Tom Bergeman

Visiting Scholar:

Martin G. Cohen

Graduate Students:

Brian Arnold
Yifan Fang
Xiaoyang Liu

Undergraduate Students:

Michael Dapolito
David Siegel
Perri Zilberman

Recent Post-doc

Mary Lyon

Recent Ph.D. Graduates :

John Elgin
Chris Corder
Yuan Sun
Daniel Stack
Xiaoxu Lu
Jason Reeves
Claire Allred

Recent MSI Graduates:

Taichi Inaki

Recent Undergrads:

Max Stanley
Anthony Orlando
Grant Richmond
Xiang Hua
Jessica Gasparik
Casey McKenna
Stefan Evans
Seth Berl
James Dragan
Thomas Mittiga


Vlad Zakharov
Deqian Yuan

Laser Teaching Center

John Noé

General News

2011 - Congratulations to Xiaoxu Lu who succesfully defended her PhD thesis "Excitation of Helium to Rydberg States Using STIRAP"

2012 - Congratulations to Dan Stack who succesfully defended his PhD thesis "Optical Forces from Periodic Adiabatic Rapid Passage Sequences on Metastable Helium Atoms

2013 - Congratulations to Yuan Sun who succesfully defended his PhD thesis "Stimulated Raman Adiabatic Passage between Metastable and Rydberg States of Helium".

2014 - Congratulations to Chris Corder who succesfully defended his PhD thesis "Optical Forces on Metastable Helium"

2015 - Congratulations to John Elgin who succesfully defended his PhD thesis "Study of the Velocity Dependence of the Adiabatic Rapid Passage Force."

2017 - Congratulations to Taichi (Tai) Inaki who succesfully presented his MSI thesis "Optical Phase Coherence in the Adiabatic Rapid Passage Force."

2017 - Mary Lyon joined our group as a postdoc.

Experiment News

All three main experiments presented at the 2012 DAMOP meeting in Garden Grove, California. You can find links to the posters presented below:

-Velocity Dependence of the Optical Force Produced by Adiabatic Rapid Passage

Bichromatic Force
-Toward Laser Cooling without Spontaneous Emission

-Polarization Effects in STIRAP Between Triplet He States
-STIRAP Production of Rydberg Helium: Effects of Thermal Radiation and Level Multiplicity