Welcome to UVAMO: the UVic AMO Lab

We are studying the production and interaction of quantum states of light with matter. Our primary aim is to create and explore a reliable mapping between collective spin excitations in dilute atomic ensembles and a completely general quantum optical state.

Our primary workhorse is a process known as Four-Wave mixing in Rubidium vapour. In this process, a strongly pumped ensemble of atoms emits correlated pairs of photons. This “twin-mode” state acts as a primordial clay, from which we can chisel a particular quantum state of light (see Research).

We also like building things, and aim to create an excellent and fun training environment for budding scientist. If you are interested in joining the UVAMO lab, see Openings.


May 3, 2021

We welcome 6 new team members: Ben, Jake, Kenny, Kevin, Sarah and Seth for the summer project of laser source creation!

April 15, 2021

We've received and NSERC discovery grant for studying Collective Spin Excitations in Rb Vapour!

April 1, 2021

The Uvic AMO Lab, Mark2 is officially happening, sarting this summer. Stay Tuned!

March, 2020

2020 is not looking like a productive year. We're going into hiberntation ... See you in 2021!

July, 2019

Swapnil has been awarded a JCURA scholarship for his work on making better Diode Lasers. Congrats Swapnil!

May 4, 2019

We welcome new summer lab members: Janay, Jakob, Afif, Scott, Aydan, Dezy, Sierra, and Noah. It's going to be a good summer!

May 4, 2019

Congrats to Alex, Joe, and Devon who crushed their undergraduate thesis presentations and are officially cleared to graduate.

March 22, 2019

Alex's poster won the physics and astronomy sections (and won a wad of cold, hard, cash) in this year's honours-fest. Congrats Alex!

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