James Thompson


Matthew worked on the strontium superradiant laser experiment from fall 2013 until summer 2017. He was awarded a Goldwater Scholarship in 2016! He majored in Engineering Physics, and successfully completed an honors research project on superradiant lasers and graduated in 2017. 


Elissa Picozzi was an REU student during the summer of 2014.  She developed a homodyne detector for next generation spin squeezing experiments.  She is currently a Junior at Whitman College. 


Steven Moses was an REU student during the summer of 2008.  He helped to build the microwave electronics used to precisely manipulate the quantum state of Rubidium atoms.  Steven returned to JILA/University of Colorado to pursue his PhD in physics.  He is close to completing his PhD degree on KRb mixtures in the group of Jin and Ye.


Katie was an REU student during the summer of 2012 when she worked to develop low noise photodiodes for spin squeezing experiments.  She is currently working toward her PhD in physics, having joined the group of Subhadeep Gupta at the University of Washington.


Daniel Barker was an REU student during the summer of 2007, working to build AOM sources for the rubidium system.  He is currently at the University of Maryland, where he is nearing completion of his PhD in physics working with Gretchen Campbell.


Josh successfully defended his PhD thesis in 2015 titled "Synchronization and Sensing with Steady State Superradiance and Spin Squeezing." He currently works for WyzAnt, Inc.


Phoenix was a graduate student working on the Rubidium experiment.  She has since joined the group of John Kitching at NIST, building optical magnetometers.


Kevin successfully defended his PhD thesis in November 2016 titled "Quantum-Enhanced Measurements with Atoms in Cavities". While at CU, Kevin created conditionally squeezed states using the cycling transition in rubidium 87, in addition to studying applications of superradiant lasers for sensing external fields. Outside of lab, Kevin liked to spend time exploring Colorado with his wife Caitie. Kevin won a prestigious Army Research Lab ENIAC Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship to work with Paul Kunz at the Army Research Lab.