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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

Other:

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:

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

Bichromatic Force
-Toward Laser Cooling without Spontaneous Emission

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