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.
With just a few hundred volts and a few milliamps, we have a discharge ignited in the hollow cathode lamp.
Brad Bedacht and Nick Theisen have joined the IQO group (officially a few weeks ago). Welcome Brad and Nick!
The first extended-cavity diode laser is operational!
Our custom surface-mount photodiode amplifier boards are in the process of being assembled and tested.
Spring semester at Denison begins. Professor Olmschenk is teaching Physics 200: Modern Physics, and Physics 122: General Physics II (with an associated lab section).
Research group website goes live! Check back often for the latest news with the IQO group at Denison University.
Fall semester at Denison begins. Professor Olmschenk is teaching Physics 211: Electronics (and associated lab), plus a section of the Physics 121 lab.
Strut channel and fittings have arrived, and construction of the equipment rack above the optical table has begun.
Arrival at Denison!