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, and an affiliate member of the Institute for Optical Science.

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 the:

National Science Foundation

and previous funding support from the Army Research Office, Research Corporation, and Denison University.


Welcome to new IQO lab member Rachel, and welcome back Erich!

Paper proposing doubly-ionized lanthanum for quantum networks published in Physical Review A.

Welcome to new IQO lab member Erich!

Rahul graduates from Denison University! Congratulations!

Multiple Realities: An excellent write-up on the university's website featuring Rahul.

Kornel graduates from Denison University! Congratulations!

IQO lab members make an appearance in Denison's research highlights video.

Welcome to new IQO lab members Kornel and Quinn, and welcome back Rahul!

Cornelia graduates from Denison University! Congratulations!

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Website updated 2022.06.09
Funding: National Science Foundation