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Group Leader:

Prof. H. Metcalf

Visiting Scholar:

Martin G. Cohen

Graduate Students:

Edoardo Buonocore
Yifan Fang
Xiaoyang Liu
Eli Rafkin

Undergraduate Students:

Michael Dapolito
(now MSI)

Recent Post-doc

Mary Lyon

Recent Ph.D. Graduates :

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

Recent MSI Graduates:

Ian Schwartz
Taichi Inaki

Recent Undergrads:

ChiuYin Lee
David Siegel
Perri Zilberman
Max Stanley
Anthony Orlando
Grant Richmond
Xiang Hua
Jessica Gasparik
Casey McKenna
Stefan Evans
Seth Berl
James Dragan
Thomas Mittiga

Laser Teaching Center:

Eric Jones


Vlad Zakharov
Deqian Yuan

Adjunct Professor:

Tom Bergeman DECEASED

Laser Teaching Center:

John Noé

General News

September 2019
Ian Schwartz joined our group in September 2019.

28 June 2018
Postdoc Mary Lyon
(now Smith) gave birth to a baby girl.

January 2018
Marty Cohen celebrated his 80th birthday.

July 2017
Taichi Inaki presented his MSI thesis to his committee.

October 2017:- RMP review paper published: 041001. Read article

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

June 2017 - Mary Lyon joined our group as a postdoc.

2015 - New book published with Peter van der Straten. Read more here.

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

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

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

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

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

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