Current interests: In 2006 we began working on
highly excited Rydberg atoms.
In particular, we are interested in exploiting the large (long wavelength) dipoles
associated with Rydberg states to enhance optical non-linearities at the single photon
level, for applications in quantum optics and quantum information processing.
We first demonstrated the cooperative
enhancement of the non-linearity due to dipole-dipole interactions in 2010.
More recently, we have also begun looking at dipole-dipole interactions using only
shorter wavelength optical dipoles.
More information is available on the research pages of our