The Lorenz group at the University of Illinois

We research the interaction of light with matter at the quantum scale.

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Photon Sources

Generating and characterizing broadband paired photon sources in optical fiber using four-wave mixing.
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Storage and Spectroscopy

Studying storage and retrieval of single photons and single-excitation-level response of materials.
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Electron Spin Dynamics

Studying the dynamics of electron spin in normal metal / ferromagnetic metal bilayers.
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5/2016 Congratulations to Seth Meiselman for graduating with a Ph.D. in physics!
5/2016 Our work demonstrating efficient multidimensional characterization of photon-pair sources using stimulated emission tomography has been published: "Multidimensional characterization of an entangled photon-pair source via stimulated emission tomography".
7/2015 Lab renovations at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are complete!
10/2014 Congratulations to Halise Celik on winning the University of Delaware Department of Physics and Astronomy's Best Research Paper award!
10/2014 We have demonstrated a new technique that efficiently captures the joint spectral correlations of photon pairs: "Fast and highly resolved capture of the joint spectral density of photon pairs"
8/2014 Our work on measuring coherence oscillations has been published: "Observation of coherence oscillations of single ensemble excitations in methanol"
01/2014 We have developed a new method for measuring spin-orbit torque in magnetic bilayers. See our recent paper in Nature Communications: "Quantifying interface and bulk contributions to spin-orbit torque in magnetic bilayers."
09/2013 Congratulations to Bin Fang on receiving the Department of Physics and Astronomy's best research paper award and highest GPA award!
01/2013 See our recent paper in Optics Express: "State engineering of photon pairs produced through dual-pump spontaneous four-wave mixing."
05/2012 Bin Fang presented our work on polarization-entangled photon pair generation in standard polarization-maintaining fiber at the 2012 CLEO conference.
03/2012 Congratulations to Jamy Moreno for graduating with an MS with thesis! Read it here.
03/2012 Congratulations to Jamy Moreno on receiving the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award!

Funding from the following sources is gratefully acknowledged:

National Science Foundation

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