Theoretical Quantum and Matter Wave Optics
Theoretical investigations into the dynamical properties of atomic and molecular Bose-Einstein condensates and quantum degenerate Fermi gases. Particular areas of interest include nonlinear wave-mixing of matter waves, quantum statistics and coherence properties of bosonic and fermionic matter waves, atomic recoil effects in the interaction between light and ultracold atoms, atom-molecule conversion via Feshbach resonances, and photoassociation and phase sensitivity in atom interferometers.
Applications include precision interferometers for inertial navigation, gravity gradiometers for geophysical prospecting, and matter wave lithography. Other areas of interest include open quantum systems, control of environmental decoherence, and cavity quantum electrodynamics.