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Quantum Mechanics of Nanoparticles

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Published: 02/26/2014 - 10:34am Type of Content: Article-Research Highlight

When Andy Almand-Hunter and his colleagues in the Cundiff group shined a laser on a sample of gallium arsenide (GaAs), the last thing they were expecting to create was a fog of liquid-like quantum droplets, which the group named "dropletons." Dropletons are a new, stable form of matter much like an ordinary liquid—with one key difference.

Unlike normal everyday liquids, quantum droplets...

Published: 01/28/2014 - 9:57am Type of Content: Article-Research Highlight

Real-world quantum mechanics may not always work exactly like the simple picture presented in textbooks, according to observations made by research associate Gaël Nardin and his colleagues in the Cundiff group.

In a recent experiment (described online in Physical Review Letters this week), the group discovered evidence of coupling between particles in semiconductor quantum wells that...

Published: 01/12/2012 - 5:00pm Type of Content: Article-Research Highlight

We can get valuable information about a material by studying how it responds to light.  But up to now, researchers have been forced to ignore how some of light’s stranger quantum behavior, such as being in a superposition of one or more intensity states, affects these measurements.  New research from the Cundiff group (with newly minted PhD Ryan Smith and graduate student Andy Hunter...

Published: 05/16/2011 - 6:00pm Type of Content: Article-Research Highlight

The semiconductor gallium arsenide (GaAs) is used to make tiny structures in electronic devices such as integrated circuits, light-emitting diodes, laser diodes, and solar cells that directly convert light into electrical energy. Because of GaAs’s importance to modern electronics, the Cundiff group seeks to understand the fundamental physics of its light-matter interactions on atomic and...

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Quantum Light Shaping for Measurement and Control

The precise measurement and control of complex systems, such as semiconductors and other solids, require the ability on the part of researchers to determine the distribution of photons in laser light among possible quantum states. The ability to control the quantum states of light is known as quantum light shaping. It is allowing researchers to...

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