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Stefan Kuhr is Head of the Optics Division and the Experimental Quantum Optics and Photonics Group. His current research work focuses on single-atom resolved manipulation and detection of ultracold atoms in optical lattices (details). Stefan joined the Physics Department of the University of Strathclyde in 2011 and holds the SUPA Chair of Quantum Information. From 2007 - 2011 he has been working as a senior scientist at the University of Mainz and the Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching. Stefan received his PhD in 2003 in Bonn and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris from 2003 - 2006. | Researcher-ID F-7296-2011; Google Scholar Profile. |
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Prof. Stefan Kuhr
University of Strathlcyde
Department of Physics
John Anderson Building, Room 819
Glasgow G4 0NG
Stefan Kuhr’s research activities are focussed on optical lattices with single-atom detection capabilities (link to EQOP home page). His team at the University of Strathclyde was amongst the first to realize a fermionic quantum-gas microscope [Nature Physics 11, 738 (2015)]. As a senior scientist at the Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (2009-2011) and in Mainz (2007-2009), he pioneered single-atom-resolved detection and manipulation of strongly correlated ultracold atoms in optical lattices [Nature 467, 68 (2010)]. He demonstrated addressing of individual atoms with sub-diffraction-limited resolution [Nature 471, 319 (2011)], the measurements of quantum fluctuations across the superfluid-to-Mott-Insulator transition [Science 334, 200 (2011)], direct measurement of correlation spreading [Nature 481, 484 (2012)], the observation of the ‘Higgs’ amplitude mode [Nature 487, 454, (2012)] and Rydberg blockade [Nature 491, 87 (2012)], and time-dynamics of spin-impurities [Nature Physics 9, 235 (2013)]. Kuhr’s other key contributions to quantum optics were quantum non-demolition detection of single photons [Nature 446, 297 (2007), Nature 448, 889 (2007)] (postdoc with 2012 Physics Nobel Laureate Serge Haroche at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris) and a “single-atom conveyor-belt” [Science 293, 278 (2001)] (PhD work in Bonn).
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Traning Grant, Quota Studentships (STFC Strathclyde 2022 DTP)
STFC Science and Technology Facilities Council
1/10/22 → 30/09/26
Project: Research - Studentship
DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Koehn, Lennart
Kuhr, S., Haller, E. & Koehn, L.
EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
1/10/22 → 1/04/26
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated
Accurate holographic light potentials using pixel crosstalk modellingSchroff, P., La Rooij, A., Haller, E. & Kuhr, S., 24 Feb 2023, In: Scientific Reports. 13, 11 p., 3252.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Downloads (Pure)
Floquet solitons and dynamics of periodically driven matter waves with negative effective massMitchell, M., Carli, A. D., León, G. S., Rooij, A. L., Kuhr, S. & Haller, E., 10 Dec 2021, In: Physical Review Letters. 127, 24, 6 p., 243603.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Data for: "Collisionally inhomogeneous Bose-Einstein condensates with a linear interaction gradient"
Di Carli, A. (Creator), Henderson, G. (Contributor), Flannigan, S. A. (Contributor), Colquhoun, C. (Contributor), Mitchell, M. (Contributor), Oppo, G. (Contributor), Daley, A. (Contributor), Kuhr, S. (Contributor) & Haller, E. (Contributor), University of Strathclyde, 6 Oct 2020
Data for: "Microwave preparation of two-dimensional fermionic spin mixtures"
Peaudecerf, B. (Creator), Kuhr, S. (Supervisor), Haller, E. (Contributor), Andia, M. (Creator) & Brown, M. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 6 Feb 2019
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Scottish Centre for Innovation in quantum computing and simulation (External organisation)
Andrew Daley (President), Elham Kashefi (Vice President), Jonathan Pritchard (Member), Stefan Kuhr (Member), Erling Riis (Member), Jeremy Stuart Ward (Member), Martin Weides (Member) & Petros Wallden (Member)7 May 2019 → …
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