Ion Quantum Optics

Welcome to Steven Olmschenk's Ion Quantum Optics group. This research lab is part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Denison University in Ohio.

Our research is focused on the quantum interface between matter and light. Towards this end, we are exploring novel techniques to integrate single trapped atomic ions with single photons, with a focus on applications in quantum information. In addition, these investigations may yield new insight in atomic physics and quantum optics, including a better understanding of the fundamental role of decoherence and measurement in each of these systems.

Also included on this site is relevant information about specific topics in atomic, molecular, and optical physics.


We gratefully acknowledge funding support from:

Army Research Office
Research Corporation
Denison University
Denison University Research Foundation

NEWS

2015.05.18
Welcome to new IQO lab member Zach, and welcome back Patrick!

2015.05.16
Liz, Kristina, and Jackie graduate from Denison University! Congratulations!

2015.04.11
SHG cavity locked, producing blue light.

2015.01.19
Four research students in the IQO lab this semester! Welcome back Patrick, Liz, Kristina, and Jackie.

2015.01.19
The vacuum chamber is fully assembled (and baked), with pressure measured at about 10-11 torr.

2014.10.09
Electron gun tested and ready.

2014.09.01
Two independent study students in the lab this semester, and one senior researcher. Welcome back Patrick and Jackie, and welcome to new IQO lab member Kristina!

2014.07.25
Patrick presents progress on spectroscopy in the hollow-cathode lamp at the Ohio College Research Symposium, held at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Archived News

Website updated 2015.06.01
Funding: Army Research Office; Research Corporation; Denison University