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Current members

Dr. Christopher Search

Dr. Christopher Search, Sef laboratorije

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Applied Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2002.
  • M.S. in Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1999.
  • M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering (Systems Sciences and Engineering), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1998.
  • M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1997.
  • B.S. Summa Cum Laude in Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1996.

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, 07030, 2004-present.
  • Research Assistant Professor, Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2003-2004.
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2001-2003.

Dr. Ivana Djuric

Dr. Ivana Djuric, Research Associate

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, 2005
  • M.S. in Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, 2002
  • B.S. in Physics, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, 2000

Research Interests:

Theoretical study of the spin current and spin shot noise generated by a quantum dot embedded in an optical microcavity. The different spin states of the electron in the dot are coupled by a quantized mode of the cavity. Such a system is interesting for applications in spintronics because it generates a pure spin current without any net charge current, i.e. equal numbers of spin up and spin down electrons flow in opposite directions. We are investigating the relationship between the photon statistics of the cavity mode and the spin shot noise. We are also studying the dependence of the spin current on the cavity parameters.

Study of the spin exchange coupling between the nuclear spins of two impurity atoms each embedded inside a quantum dot. The two spins are indirectly coupled via the hyperfine interaction with a single electron, which can tunnel back and forth between the two dots. The tunneling amplitude between the dots and the hyperfine spin-spin interaction can easily be controlled via electrostatic gates on top of the quantum dots and an external magnetic field. By slowly (adiabatically) varying the tunneling rate, we can generate an entangled state of the two nuclear spins.

Methods for creation of Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger (GHZ) states in solid state nanostructures. The GHZ state is a maximally entangled states of three particles, which exhibits nonlocal correlations that violate the classical principle of local interactions. These states are therefore interesting to study because they can be used to rule out alternate theories to quantum mechanics based on local hidden variables.


Marko Zivkovic

Marko Zivkovic, Graduate Student

Education:

  • M.S. in Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, 2009.
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 2006.

Research Interests:

  • An estimate of a magnitude of Sagnac induced term in Hamiltonian for a ring-shaped conductor subject to Rashba coupling - an attempt to analyze what kind of the effect constant rotation of the ring-shaped cavity of a conductor has on its conductance (for possible application in matter-wave gyroscopes)

Recent Publications:

  1. "Sagnac effect in a chain of mesoscopic quantum rings", C. Search, J. R. E. Toland and M. Zivkovic, submitted to Physical Review Letters (2008).
  2. "Quantum bistability ans spin current shot noise of a single quantum dot coupled to an optical microcavity", I. Djuric, M. Zivkovic, C. Search and G. Recine, submitted to Physical Review B (2008).
  3. "Sagnac rotational phase shifts in a mesoscopic electron interferometer with spin-orbit interaction", M. Zivkovic, M. Jaaskelainen and C. Search, Phys. Rev. B, 77, 115306 (2008).
  4. "Mesoscopic electron ring interferometer with Rashba spin-orbit interaction and Sagnac phase shift", M. Zivkovic, M. Jaaskelainen and C. Search, LI IEEE ETRAN Conference, Herceg Novi, Montenegro, June 2007, Proceedings, (2007).
  5. "Intraband optical absorption and gain in quantum ring", A. Sremac, M. Zivkovic, M. Tadic, XLIX IEEE ETRAN Conference, Budva, Serbia and Montenegro, June 2005, Proceedings, (2005).
  6. "The Making of a holographic stereogram", D. Vukic, M. Zivkovic, S. Savic-Sevic, D. Pantelic, XLIX IEEE ETRAN Conference, Budva, Serbia and Montenegro, June 2005, Proceedings, (2005).
  7. "Lasers, Lidars and ecological problems", M. Sreckovic, S. Ostojic, S. Ristic, S. Milic, S. Polic-Radovanovic, D. Druzijanic, A. Kovacevic, M. Zivkovic, V. Miljkovic, Conference on Environmental and Human Health, Belgrade, April 2005, Proceedings, (2005).
  8. "Optoelectronic properties of GaAs quantum rings", A. Sremac, M. Zivkovic, M. Tadic, 12th IEEE Telecommunications Forum Telfor 2004, Belgrade, Serbia, November 2004, Proceedings, (2004).
  9. "Generalization of powder analyses of interest in biomedicine and ecology", S. Ostojic, Z. Tomic, P. Jovanic, A. Milosavljevic, S. Ristic, J. Ilic, R. Radovanovic, M. Zivkovic, XLVIII IEEE ETRAN Conference, Cacak, Serbia and Montenegro, June 2004, Proceedings, (2004).
  10. "Particle dimensioning based in light scattering and lidar monitoring", M. Sreckovic, S. Milic, S. Ostojic, S. Ristic, S. Arandjelovic, M. Pavlovic, M. Zivkovic, S. Polic-Radovanovic, T. Milosevic, XLVIII IEEE ETRAN Conference, Cacak, Serbia and Montenegro, June 2004, Proceedings, (2004).

John R. E. Toland

John R. E. Toland, Graduate Student

Education:

  • M.S. in Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, 2009.
  • B.S. in Physics, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, 2005.

Research Interests:

  • weird and amazing things

Recent Publications:

  1. "Sagnac effect in a chain of mesoscopic quantum rings", C. Search, J. R. E. Toland and M. Zivkovic, submitted to Physical Review Letters (2008).
  2. Publication 2

Mauricio J. Campuzano

Mauricio J. Campuzano, Graduate Student

Education:

  • M.S. in Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, 2009.
  • B.S. in something, Fordham University, NY, some year.

Research Interests:

  • magic and fluff

Recent Publications:

  1. Publication 1
  2. Publication 2

TianTian Ma, Graduate Student

Education:

  • B.S. in Something, Some Faculty, Some University, China, Some Year.

Research Interests:

  • Things of wonder and awe

Recent Publications:

  1. "Paper 1 Title", Author1, Author2, Author3, T. Ma, Author5, Some Journal, (Some Year).

Former members

Dr. Frank A. Corvino

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, 2009
  • M.S. in Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, 2006.
  • B.S. in Biology and Physics, Fordham University, Bronx, NY, 2003.

Research Interests:

  • Many many things

Recent Publications:

  1. "Quantum pumping of electrons by a moving modulated potential", M. Jaaskelainen, F. Corvino, C. Search and V. Fessatidis, Phys. Rev. B, 77, 155319 (2008).
  2. "Quantum pumping in a one dimensional quantum wire", F. Corvino, V. Fessatidis, C. Search, M. Jaaskelainen and K. Das, LI IEEE ETRAN Conference, Herceg Novi, Montenegro, June 2007, Proceedings, (2007).

Dr. James O. Weatherall

Dr. James O. Weatherall

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, 2009
  • B.S. in something, Harvard University (right?), MA, some year.

Research Interests:

  • Coherent control of optical phenomena in atomic systems, including electomagnetically induced transparency, amplification without inversion, n-wave mixing, and efficient frequency conversion
  • Foundational topics in quantum theory, particularly relativistic quantum field theory

Recent Publications:

  1. "Quantum control of dispersion in electromagnetically induced transparency via interacting dressed ground states", J. O. Weatherall and C.P. Search, Phys. Rev. A 78 , 053802 (2008)
  2. "Quantum control of electromagnetically induced transparency dispersion via atomic tunneling in a double-well Bose-Einstein condensate", J. O. Weahterall , C. P. Search and M. Jaaskelainen, Phys. Rev. A 78 , 013830 (2008)

Dr. Markku Jaaskelainen

Dr. Markku Jaaskelainen, Research Assistant Professor

Education:

  • Ph.D. 2003 Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Professional Experience:

  • 2003-2006 Research Associate at The Univertsity of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • Thesis supervisor Stig Stenholm

Research Interests:

  • Quantum dynamics of ultracold matter wave systems and mesoscopic structures.
  • Subshotnoise measurements with applications to rotation sensing and gravimetry.
  • Modeling and simulation of quantum and open systems.
  • Quantum control and quantum feedback.
  • Analogies between condensed matter/mesoscopics - quantum optics/ultracold matter physics.

Presently working on enhancement of sensitivity in Sagnac Interferometry, dynamical conductance of mesoscopic systems, phase space methods in cavity assisted photoassociation of molecules.


Jaeyoon Jeong

Dr. Jaeyoon Jeong

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, 2007
  • M.S. in Physics, Department of Physics, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, 2001
  • B.S. in Physics, Department of Physics, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, 1999

Research Interests:

  • Theoretical Atomic and molecular physics and Quantum Optics
  • Matter-wave optics: Atom interferometry, nonlinear mixing of matter wave, quantum statistics and coherence properties of matter-wave fields
  • Conversion of ultracold atoms into molecules via either Feshbach resonances or photoassociation

Publications:

  1. "Optimal conversion of Bose-Einstein-Condensed atoms into molecules via a Feshbach resonance", accepted in Phys. Rev. A, 74, 023619 (2006)
  2. "Controlling the crystallographic orientation in ultrathin L10 FePt(111) films on MgO(111) underlayer", IEEE trans. On magnetics, Vol.37, pp.1268-1270(2001)
  3. "Feasibility of FePt longitudinal recording media for ultrahigh density recording", Journal of Applied Physics, Vol.87, pp.6953-6955(2000)

Professional Experience:

  • Financial Director, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) NY metro chapter, 2005 - current
  • President, Korean Graduate Students Association (KGSA) at Stevens-tech, 2004 - 2005