Atomic, Optical and Nanophotonic Physics

The OPTICAL PHYSICS research group has expertise in experimental and theoretical aspects of optical physics, atom optics, atomic & solid-state physics, and x-ray optics & physics. We are developing new tools for investigating atomic scattering of x-rays, including precise measurements and novel theory. Our work with lasers and atoms investigates the complexity of the light-interaction, and exploits advantages offered by atom optics in comparison to photon optics. We are also interested in the fundamental study of the interaction of light with fabricated nanoscale structures.