I run the Atom-Photon Connection group, working on quantum optics and control, applied in particular to light-matter interactions at the single-quantum level.
The activities of the Atom-Photon Connection focus on the ultimate control of atom-photon interactions at the single-atom and single-photon level. To this purpose, we bring quantum mechanics to work, i.e. we exploit, develop and implement new physical methods that are based on the principles of quantum mechanics. This encompasses the optical trapping and manipulation of single atoms, the interfacing of atoms and photons in microcavities, and single-photon quantum memories. One of our goals is to realize individual addressing schemes and extended cluster states in large-scale atom-photon networks. These networks may then be applied to quantum simulation and one-way quantum computing.