Faculty Profile (Physics)

Christopher Search

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Building: Burchard
Room: 609
Phone: 201.216.5626
Fax: 201.216.5638
Email: csearch@stevens.edu
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Physics and Engineering Physics
Program:  Physics / Nanotechnology
Research
  • Theoretical quantum optics and laser spectroscopy.
  • Matter-wave optics: Atom interferometry, nonlinear mixing of matter waves, quantum statistics and coherence properties of matter-wave fields.
  • Mechanical effects of light on atoms including diffraction of atoms by light fields and trapping of atoms.
  • Conversion of ultracold atoms into molecules via either Feshbach resonances or photoassociation.
  • Open quantum systems and system-reservoir interactions: Master equations and quantum Langevin equations.
  • Selected Publications
    Journals
    1. C.P. Search, J.R.E. Toland, M. Zivkovic. (2009). "Sagnac effect in a chain of mesoscopic quantum rings", Phys. Rev. A. (79), 053607.
    2. Djuric I, Search CP. "Bistable spin currents from quantum dots embedded in a microcavity ", PHYSICAL REVIEW B 75 (15): Art. No. 155307 APR 2007 .
    3. Djuric I, Search CP. "Spin current and shot noise from a quantum dot coupled to a quantized cavity field ", PHYSICAL REVIEW B 74 (11): Art. No. 115327 SEP 2006.
    4. Jeong J, Search CP, Djuric I. "Optimal conversion of Bose-Einstein-condensed atoms into molecules via a Feshbach resonance ", PHYSICAL REVIEW A 74 (2): Art. No. 023619 AUG 2006 .
    5. Search CP, Meystre P. "Molecular matter-wave amplifier ", PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 93 (14): Art. No. 140405 OCT 1 2004 .
    6. Search CP, Zhang WP, Meystre P. "Inhibiting three-body recombination in atomic Bose-Einstein condensates", PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 92 (14): Art. No. 140401 APR 9 2004 .
    7. Search CP, Zhang WP, Meystre P. "Molecular micromaser ", PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 91 (19): Art. No. 190401 NOV 7 2003 .
    8. Search CP, Meystre P. "Phase conjugation of a quantum-degenerate atomic fermion beam ", PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 91 (10): Art. No. 100401 SEP 5 2003 .
    9. Search CP, Meystre P. "Noise limits in matter-wave interferometry using degenerate quantum gases ", PHYSICAL REVIEW A 67 (6): Art. No. 061601 JUN 2003 .
    10. Zhang WP, Search CP, Pu H, Meystre P, Wright EM. "Feshbach-resonance-induced atomic filamentation and quantum pair correlation in atom-laser-beam propagation", PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 90 (14): Art. No. 140401 APR 11 2003.
    11. Search CP, Pu H, Zhang W, Meystre P. "Diffraction of a superfluid Fermi gas by an atomic grating", PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 88 (11): Art. No. 110401 MAR 18 2002.
    12. Zhang WP, Pu H, Search C, Meystre P. "Spin waves in a Bose-Einstein-condensed atomic spin chain", PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 88 (6): Art. No. 060401 FEB 11 2002.
    13. Search C, Berman PR. "Suppression of magnetic state decoherence using ultrafast optical pulses ", PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 85 (11): 2272-2275 SEP 11 2000 .
    Courses
    • PEP 551 Advanced Physics Laboratory