Professor Stefan Kuhr

Head Of Department

Physics

Personal statement

Stefan Kuhr is Head of the Optics Division and the Experimental Quantum Optics and Photonics Group. His current research work focuses on single-atom resolved manipulation and detection of ultracold atoms in optical lattices (details). Stefan joined the Physics Department of the University of Strathclyde in 2011 and holds the SUPA Chair of Quantum Information. From 2007 - 2011 he has been working as a senior scientist at the University of Mainz and the Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching. Stefan received his PhD in 2003 in Bonn and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris from 2003 - 2006. | Researcher-ID F-7296-2011; Google Scholar Profile. |

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Prof. Stefan Kuhr
University of Strathlcyde
Department of Physics
John Anderson Building, Room 819
Glasgow G4 0NG
United Kindgom

Publications

Floquet solitons and dynamics of periodically driven matter waves with negative effective mass
Mitchell Matthew, Carli Andrea Di, León Germán Sinuco, Rooij Arthur La, Kuhr Stefan, Haller Elmar
Physical Review Letters Vol 127 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.243603
Collisionally inhomogeneous Bose-Einstein condensates with a linear interaction gradient
Di Carli Andrea, Henderson Grant, Flannigan Stuart, Colquhoun Craig D, Mitchell Matt, Oppo Gian-Luca, Daley Andrew J, Kuhr Stefan, Haller Elmar
Physical Review Letters Vol 125 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.183602
Excitation modes of bright matter-wave solitons
Carli Andrea Di, Colquhoun Craig D, Henderson Grant, Flannigan Stuart, Oppo Gian-Luca, Daley Andrew J, Kuhr Stefan, Haller Elmar
Physical Review Letters Vol 123 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.123602
Interferometric measurement of micro-g acceleration with levitated atoms
Di Carli A, Colquhoun C D, Kuhr S, Haller E
New Journal of Physics Vol 21 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/ab1bbd
Zooming in on ultracold matter : two superresolution microscopy methods can image the atomic density of ultracold quantum gases with nanometer resolution
Kuhr Stefan
Physics Vol 12, pp. 36-37 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1103/Physics.12.36
Microwave preparation of two-dimensional fermionic spin mixtures
Peaudecerf B, Andia M, Brown M, Haller E, Kuhr S
New Journal of Physics Vol 21 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/aafb89

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Research interests

Stefan Kuhr’s research activities are focussed on optical lattices with single-atom detection capabilities (link to EQOP home page). His team at the University of Strathclyde was amongst the first to realize a fermionic quantum-gas microscope [Nature Physics 11, 738 (2015)]. As a senior scientist at the Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (2009-2011) and in Mainz (2007-2009), he pioneered single-atom-resolved detection and manipulation of strongly correlated ultracold atoms in optical lattices [Nature 467, 68 (2010)]. He demonstrated addressing of individual atoms with sub-diffraction-limited resolution [Nature 471, 319 (2011)], the measurements of quantum fluctuations across the superfluid-to-Mott-Insulator transition [Science 334, 200 (2011)], direct measurement of correlation spreading [Nature 481, 484 (2012)], the observation of the ‘Higgs’ amplitude mode [Nature 487, 454, (2012)] and Rydberg blockade [Nature 491, 87 (2012)], and time-dynamics of spin-impurities [Nature Physics 9, 235 (2013)]. Kuhr’s other key contributions to quantum optics were quantum non-demolition detection of single photons [Nature 446, 297 (2007), Nature 448, 889 (2007)] (postdoc with 2012 Physics Nobel Laureate Serge Haroche at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris) and a “single-atom conveyor-belt” [Science 293, 278 (2001)] (PhD work in Bonn).

Professional activities

Scottish Centre for Innovation in quantum computing and simulation (External organisation)
Member
7/5/2019

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Projects

Traning Grant, Quota Studentships (STFC Strathclyde 2022 DTP)
Kuhr, Stefan (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2026
DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Koehn, Lennart
Kuhr, Stefan (Principal Investigator) Haller, Elmar (Co-investigator) Koehn, Lennart (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Cruickshank, Robbie
Haller, Elmar (Principal Investigator) Kuhr, Stefan (Co-investigator) Cruickshank, Robbie (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
DTP Studentship - EPSRC Quantum Technology Hub
Kuhr, Stefan (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2024
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Parsonage, Christopher
Kuhr, Stefan (Principal Investigator) Haller, Elmar (Co-investigator) Parsonage, Christopher (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Despard, Ilian
Kuhr, Stefan (Principal Investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator) Despard, Ilian (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 08-Jan-2022

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