Purdue Science

Welcome to the laboratory for ultracold atomic physics and quantum optics at Purdue University, where we are exploring facinating quantum phenomena in atomic, molecular, and optical systems with state-of-the-art quantum control and measurement techniques. Using ultracold gases cooled to their quantum ground states, we aim at building generic quantum machines that follow well-controlled actions and rules of quantum mechanics, and studying their quantum-/thermo-dynamics. We hope to provide new perspectives to research frontiers in few- and many-body physics.

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Recent Publications

Observation of Townes solitons in two-dimensional Bose gases
Cheng-An Chen and Chen-Lung Hung, arXiv:1907.12550 (2019).

Microring resonators on a membrane optical circuit for atom-light interactions
Tzu-Han Chang, Brian Fields, May E Kim, Chen-Lung Hung, arXiv:1905.10978 (2019); Optica 6(9), 1203-1210 (2019).

Two-Dimensional Photonic Crystals for Engineering Atom-Light Interactions
Su-Peng Yu, Juan A. Muniz, Chen-Lung Hung, H. J. Kimble, PNAS 1822110116 (2019), arXiv:1812.08936 (2018)

Trapping single atoms on a nanophotonic circuit with configurable tweezer lattices
May E. Kim, Tzu-Han Chang, Brian M. Fields, Cheng-An Chen, Chen-Lung Hung, arXiv:1810.08769 (2018); Nature Communications 10, 1647 (2019).

Colloquium: Quantum matter built from nanoscopic lattices of atoms and photons
D. E. Chang, J. S. Douglas, A. González-Tudela, C.-L. Hung, HJ Kimble, Rev. Mod. Phys. 90 (3), 031002 (2018).

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