Welcome to the Asenjo-Garcia research group at Columbia University.

In our theory group we investigate problems at the intersection of quantum optics, atomic physics, open quantum systems, and many-body physics. In particular, a significant part of our research focuses on emergent phenomena that arises from photon-mediated atomic interactions. We are interested not only in understanding fundamental physics associated with strongly-interacting atoms and photons but also in how to exploit these phenomena to develop novel applications in quantum information science, sensing, and metrology.

News

May 3, 2024

Our collaboration with the Gaeta and Lipson groups on a N-Way Frequency Beamsplitter for Quantum Photonics is out!

March 14, 2024

Stuart’s paper on Dicke superradiance in ordered arrays of multilevel atoms, in collaboration with Jake Covey and Sebastian Will, is published in Physical Review X Quantum!

December 21, 2023

Our collaboration with Berkeley colleagues sees the light in the form of a paper on Super-radiant and sub-radiant cavity scattering by atom arrays, just published in Physical Review Letters!

December 18, 2023

Our experiment-theory collaboration on Dynamical beats of short pulses in waveguide QED has just been published in Physical Review Research!

December 13, 2023

Our manuscript (in collaboration with the Stamper-Kurn group) on State-insensitive wavelengths for light shifts and photon scattering from Zeeman states hits the arXiv!

October 26, 2023

Our collaboration with the Lipson group on an All-dielectric scale invariant waveguide is published in Nature Communications!

July 20, 2023

The paper by Silvia, Stuart, and Zoe on Many-body superradiance and dynamical symmetry breaking in waveguide QED is published in Physical Review Letters!

May 25, 2023

Our paper that shows that Dicke superradiance requires interactions beyond nearest neighbors  is published in Physical Review Letters. It was fun to work with our collaborators at Caltech and Singapore.

May 2, 2023

Our collaboration with the Will and Yu groups on Metasurface holographic optical traps for ultracold atoms is published on Progress in Quantum Electronics!

Recent publications

2024

N-Way Frequency Beamsplitter for Quantum Photonics

R. Oliver, M. Blau, C. Joshi, X. Ji, R. Gutierrez-Jauregui, A. Asenjo-Garcia, M. Lipson, and A. L Gaeta
arXiv:2405.02453 (2024)

Dicke superradiance in ordered arrays of multilevel atoms

S. J. Masson, J. Covey, S. Will, and A. Asenjo-Garcia
PRX Quantum 5, 010344 (2024)
2023

Optical precursors in waveguide quantum electrodynamics

S. Cardenas-Lopez, P. Solano, L. A. Orozco, and A. Asenjo-Garcia
Phys. Rev. Research 5, 013133 (2023)

State-insensitive wavelengths for light shifts and photon scattering from Zeeman states

Stuart J. Masson, Zhenjie Yan, Jacquelyn Ho, Yue-Hui Lu, Dan M. Stamper-Kurn, Ana Asenjo-Garcia
arXiv:2312.08370 (2023)