Welcome to the Thompson Lab!

We are an atomic physics, nanophotonics and quantum optics research group in the department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. Our research focuses on isolating individual atoms and ions and engineering strong interactions between them using photons confined to nanoscale optical structures. With these systems, we pursue applications ranging from quantum technologies and devices to studies of few- and many-body physics.

Recent news

  • Group photo
    Summer 2018 lab members:

    (from left): Alan Dibos, Jeff Thompson, Chris Phenicie, Rohit Dilip, Sam Saskin, Jack Wilson, Mouktik Raha, Nick Sum, Zheru Qiu, Brandon Grinkemeyer
    Posted Jul 13, 2018, 10:24 AM by Jeff Thompson
  • First lab paper
    Alan, Mouktik and Chris have submitted the group's first paper: "Isolating and enhancing the emission of single erbium ions using a silicon nanophotonic cavity"!
    Posted Nov 29, 2017, 7:21 PM by Jeff Thompson
  • Graduate student fellowships
    Jack Wilson has been awarded an NSF graduate fellowship, and Chris Phenicie has been awarded and NDSEG graduate fellowship. Congratulations, Jack and Chris!
    Posted Apr 27, 2017, 7:08 AM by Jeff Thompson
  • New group members; construction ends
    We are delighted to welcome three new group members: Chris, Jack and Sam. Chris will join the rare earth ion team, while Jack and Sam will start a new project based on Yb Rydberg atoms in optical tweezers.

    Also, at the beginning of the month, we moved into our newly renovated lab space. Come visit us in E-Quad C402!

    Posted Mar 2, 2017, 5:43 PM by Jeff Thompson
  • Lab construction begins
    Construction has finally started in E-Quad C402!

    Posted Sep 21, 2016, 8:44 AM by Jeff Thompson
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