Research Fellows Directory
Dr Andreas Nunnenkamp
University of Cambridge
A central theme in my research is quantum coherence in atomic, mesoscopic, and optical systems and, in particular, how to exploit it for fundamental table-top science and future quantum technologies. This puts my work at the interface of quantum optics, condensed matter theory, and quantum information. Recently, I have focussed on superconducting circuits, ultracold atoms, and cavity optomechanics.
Cavity optomechanics is a rapidly-growing effort of engineering phonons and photons at the nanoscale. During my fellowship I will analyze the potential of these devices for quantum technology and science more generally. In detail, I will investigate how to build quantum-limited amplifiers, detectors, and single-photon sources, and study the effects of quantum noise on, e.g. synchronization.
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