Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Positron Physics



Our research is centred around the study of atoms and molecules in highly excited Rydberg states. In particular we are interested in exploiting samples in these states for:

  1. Applications in quantum information processing
  2. Studies of cold molecules
  3. Experiments with positronium atoms

Chip-based decelerators and electrostatic traps

Transmission-line decelerator

'Electrostatic trapping and in situ detection of Rydberg atoms above chip-based transmission lines', P. Lancuba and S. D. Hogan, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys., 49, 074006 (2016)

'Transmission-line decelerators for atoms in high Rydberg states', P. Lancuba and S. D. Hogan, Phys. Rev. A, 90, 053420 (2014)