Our research focuses on Quantum Optics, Ultra-cold physics such as optical lattices, Bose-Einstein condensation, and applications to Quantum Information Processing. Details on current and recent research projects and funded grants can be found in the research area.


Benoit Rebecca Alexander Uwe Dieter Stephen Mirta Karl Martin

Our group currently consists of four Post-doctoral researchers, nine full time DPhil students and is headed by Dr. D. Jaksch. Details are available in the members area. If you are interested in joining us then we can provide you with further information and look forward to hearing from you. You are invited to apply for a DPhil place at any time of the year following the standard postgraduate application procedures of the university. Open positions for Post-Docs are advertised on the Atomic and Laser website.


All group publications are listed in the publications area. The most recent publications including our latest preprints are:

  • T.H. Johnson, S.R. Clark and D. Jaksch,
    What is a quantum simulator?,
    EPJ Quantum Technology 1, 10 (2014).   Abstract  Download full text pdf file     
  • R. Singla, G. Cotugno, S. Kaiser, M Foerst, M. Mitrano, H.Y. Liu, A. Cartella, C. Manzoni, H. Okamoto, T. Hasegawa, S.R. Clark, D. Jaksch and A. Cavalleri,
    Correlation-gap oscillations in an organic Mott-insulator induced by phase locked excitation of local molecular vibrations,
    preprint arXiv:1409.1088.   Abstract  Download full text pdf file
  • M. Kiffner, D. Ceresoli, W. Li and D. Jaksch,
    Electronic structure of excited valence electrons of ultracold atoms in a Mott insulating state,
    preprint .   Abstract  Download full text pdf file
  • M. Kiffner, M. Huo, W. Li and D. Jaksch,
    Few-body bound states of dipole-dipole-interacting Rydberg atoms,
    Phys. Rev. A 89, 052717 (2014).   Abstract  Download full text pdf file
  • J. J. Mendoza-Arenas, M. T. Mitchinson, S.R. Clark, J. Prior, D. Jaksch and M. B. Plenio,
    Transport enhancement from incoherent coupling between one-dimensional quantum conductors,
    New J. Phys. 16, 053016 (2014).   Abstract  Download full text pdf file     
  • M. Mitrano, G. Cotugno, S.R. Clark, R. Singla, S. Kaiser, J. Staehler, R. Beyer, M. Dressel, L. Baldassarre, D. Nicoletti, A. Perucchi, T. Hasegawa, H. Okamoto, D. Jaksch and A. Cavalleri,
    Pressure-Dependent Relaxation in the Photoexcited Mott Insulator ET-F2TCNQ: Influence of Hopping and Correlations on Quasiparticle Recombination Rates,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 117801 (2014).   Abstract  Download full text pdf file     
  • S. Kaiser, S.R. Clark, D. Nicoletti, G. Cotugno, R.I. Tobey, N. Dean, S. Lupi, H. Okamoto, T. Hasegawa, D. Jaksch and A. Cavalleri,
    Optical Properties of a Vibrationally Modulated Solid State Mott Insulator,
    Scientific Reports 4, 3823 (2014).   Abstract  Download full text pdf file