Matt Norcia

Matt graduated in August 2017.  He went on to work with Adam Kaufman at JILA as an NRC postdoctoral fellow. Matt helped to start a strontium tweezer experiment and demonstrated a tweezer clock among other accomplishments.  Matt then moved to IQOQI to work with Francesca Ferlaino on quantum droplet experiments in dysprosium.  He is now working at Atom Computing in Boulder on tweezer-based quantum computing.

Matt’s thesis, titled “New tools for precision measurement and quantum science with narrow linewidth optical transitions” focused on coupling a large ensemble of strontium atoms to an optical cavity via narrow and ultra-narrow linewidth optical transitions.  A key outcome of this work was the first demonstration and characterization of superradiance from the 1 mHz linewidth strontium clock transition, which holds promise as a future high-precision optical frequency reference. 

Matt’s publications can be found here:

Matt Norcia in lab.
Affiliation After Leaving Group
NRC postdoc, Adam Kaufman at JILA & Francesca Ferelaino, IQOQI, Innsbruck, Austria
Current Affiliation
Atom Computing