Prof Stefan Kuhr

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. |

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

NEW: Fermionic quantum-gas microscope published in Nature Physics: Nature Physics, Advance Online Publication (13 July 2015).

Publications

Sub-Doppler laser cooling of 40K with Raman gray molasses on the D2 line
Bruce G D, Haller E, Peaudecerf B, Cotta D A, Andia M, Wu S, Johnson M Y H, Lovett B W, Kuhr S
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Vol 50, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6455/aa65ea
Quantum-gas microscopes : a new tool for cold-atom quantum simulators
Kuhr Stefan
National Science Review Vol 3, pp. 170-172, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nsr/nww023
Single-atom imaging of fermions in a quantum-gas microscope
Haller Elmar, Hudson James, Kelly Andrew, Cotta Dylan A., Peaudecerf Bruno, Bruce Graham D., Kuhr Stefan
Nature Physics Vol 11, pp. 738-742, (2015)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nphys3403
Single-site-and single-atom-resolved measurement of correlation functions
Endres M., Cheneau M., Fukuhara T., Weitenberg C., Schauß P., Gross C., Mazza L., Bañuls M. C., Pollet L., Bloch I., Kuhr S.
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics Vol 113, pp. 27-39, (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00340-013-5552-9
Quantum dynamics of a single, mobile spin impurity
Fukuhara Takeshi, Kantian Adrian, Endres Manuel, Cheneau Marc, Schauß Peter, Hild Sebastian, Bellem David, Schollwöck Ulrich, Giamarchi Thierry, Gross Christian, Bloch Immanuel, Kuhr Stefan
Nature Physics Vol 9, pp. 235-241, (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nphys2561
Observation of spatially ordered structures in a two-dimensional Rydberg gas
Schauß Peter, Cheneau Marc, Endres Manuel, Fukuhara Takeshi, Hild Sebastian, Omran Ahmed, Pohl Thomas, Gross Christian, Kuhr Stefan, Bloch Immanuel
Nature Vol 491, pp. 87-91, (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature11596

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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 very recently realized 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).

Projects

Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Brown, Matthew
Kuhr, Stefan (Principal Investigator) Daley, Andrew (Co-investigator) Brown, Matthew (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Apr-2020
Single-atom-resolved detection and manipulation of strongly correlated fermions in an optical lattice (FERMILATT) | Cotta, Dylan
Kuhr, Stefan (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator) Cotta, Dylan (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Nov-2012 - 01-May-2016
Single-atom-resolved detection and manipulation of strongly correlated fermions in an optical lattice (FERMILATT) | Hudson, James
Kuhr, Stefan (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Sep-2011 - 01-Sep-2015
Single-atom-resolved detection and manipulation of strongly correlated fermions in an optical lattice (FERMILATT) | Ulibarrena Diaz, Andres
Kuhr, Stefan (Principal Investigator) Haller, Elmar (Co-investigator) Ulibarrena Diaz, Andres (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jan-2016 - 01-Jul-2019
Designing Out-of-Equilibrium Many-Body Quantum Systems (DesOEQ) (EPSRC Programme Grant)
Daley, Andrew (Principal Investigator) Kuhr, Stefan (Co-investigator)
Period 20-Feb-2017 - 19-Feb-2022
Epsrc Doctoral Training Grant | Cotta, Dylan
Kuhr, Stefan (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator) Cotta, Dylan (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Nov-2012 - 01-May-2016

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