Overview Collective Quantum Optics

Our aim is to advance the theory and understanding of quantum light-matter interactions, both for the study of fundamental phenomena and as a novel resource for the emerging field of quantum technology. While light-matter interactions at the single-emitter level (e.g. single atom) have been studied extensively achieving a great deal of control, much less is known about many-emitter, collective quantum optical responses, relevant to a variety of physical systems. The latter, collective interactions are at the focus of our studies, and may entail many possibilities.

Recent research directions include:

  • Collective quantum optics of emitter arrays:
    Metamaterials made of atoms/emitters as a novel platform for quantum optical science and technology
  • Dipole-dipole interactions and QED in confined geometries:
    Tailoring dipole-dipole interactions and studying new collective effects
  • Quantum fluctuation forces (e.g. Casmir force):
    Studying the role and controllability of quantum fluctuation forces in new systems and platforms