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Optics and Photonics Research

Dr. Donna Bandy (Noble Research Fellow) and her students are investigating "whispering gallery modes" (WGM's) using sophisticated modeling techniques to predict properties such as mode excitation and outcoupling using tapered optical fibers.

Dr. Mario Borunda studies several problems in quantum information science and quantum computing. His group is interested in understanding the properties of Bose-Einstein condensates and ultra cold Fermi atomic systems. Particularly, spin transport in and the effects of inducing spin-orbit coupling in atomic systems.

Dr. Mayukh Lahiri’s research focuses on quantum information science and quantum imaging. He is currently engaged in developing novel approaches to the generation, manipulation, and measurement of entangled quantum states. Other interests include the applications of these quantum states to various problems in quantum information science and quantum imaging.

Dr. Yingmei Liu leads an experimental AMO physics group, a part of a multidisciplinary program in Photonics at OSU. The main research interest is to investigate spin-squeezing with sodium Bose-Einstein Condensates near absolute zero temperature, and its immediate applications to quantum information science.

Dr. Al Rosenberger is studying the fundamental properties and technical applications of "whispering gallery modes" (WGM's) of light in dielectric microresonators. For example, a fused-silica microsphere less than 1 mm in diameter supports many WGMs, whose evanescent parts extend outside the sphere to "feel" the environment. Applications include quantum-dot microlasers and chemical sensors.

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