Alex Kuzmich

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Alex Kuzmich

Martin L. Perl Collegiate Professor of Physics

Office Location(s): 4245 Randall
Lab SB181, SB237 Randall
Phone: 734.764.3065

  • About

    Professor Kuzmich investigates topics in atomic physics and quantum information. His research utilizes ultracold atoms and trapped ions suspended in ultrahigh vacuum using electromagnetic fields. His recent work includes the first realization of the quantum state transfer between matter and light and the first achievement of remote entanglement between matter qubits. He is currently interested in the collective Rydberg blockade and its applications to quantum many-body physics, scalable quantum networks based on long-lived quantum memories, and laser spectroscopy of the thorium nuclear isomer and its applications in precision frequency metrology and tests of fundamental physics.

    Selected Publications

    Entanglement between Light and an Optical Atomic Excitation, (L. Li, Y. O. Dudin, and A. Kuzmich), Nature 498, 466 (2013).

    Light Storage on the Timescale of a Minute, (Y. O. Dudin, L. Li, and A. Kuzmich), Phys. Rev. A 87, 031801(R) (2013).

    A Single Ion Nuclear Clock for Metrology at the 19th Decimal Place, (C. J. Campbell,  A.G. Radnaev, A. Kuzmich, V. A. Dzuba, V. V. Flambaum, and A. Derevianko), Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 120802 (2012).

    Observation of Many-body Rabi Oscillations, (Y. O. Dudin, L. Li, F. Bariani, and A. Kuzmich), Nature Physics 8, 790 (2012).

    Observation of the 717 nm Electric Quadrupole Transition in Triply Charged Thorium, (A.G. Radnaev, C. J. Campbell, and A. Kuzmich), Phys. Rev. A 86, 060601(R) (2012).

    Strongly Interacting Rydberg Excitations of a Cold Atomic Gas, (Y.O. Dudin and A. Kuzmich), Science 336, 887 (2012).

    Wigner Crystals of  229Th  for Optical Excitation of the Nuclear Isomer, (C. J. Campbell,  A.G. Radnaev, and A. Kuzmich), Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 223001 (2011).

    Quantum State Transfer between Matter and Light, (D.N. Matsukevich and A. Kuzmich), Science 306, 663 (2004).

  • Education
    • Belarus State University B.S. 1994
    • University of Rochester Ph.D. 2000