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 condensed-matter 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.


October 7, 2019

Ana gives three lectures at Les Houches School of Physics. The topic of the workshop is interaction of light and cold atoms.

October 1, 2019

Ricardo Gutierrez-Jauregui joins the group as a postdoc. Welcome Ricardo!

September 1, 2019

We have received two QII-TAQS grants from NSF! For more information click here and here. Here is Columbia’s press release.

August 26, 2019

Ana gives a talk on dark states in atomic arrays at the Conference on Quantum Information and Quantum Control at the Fields Institute in Toronto.

August 4, 2019

Ana gives a talk at the Rochester Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics.

June 6, 2019

Our paper Optical waveguiding by atomic entanglement in multilevel atom arrays is now posted on the arXiv!

May 30, 2019

Our paper Cavity quantum electrodynamics with atom-like mirrors is published in Nature. Go here for a nice explanation of the physics written by Prof. Painter.

May 10, 2019

Ana receives a Lenfest Junior Faculty Development Grant. Thank you to the Lenfest Program!

April 15, 2019

Stuart Masson joins the group as a postdoc. Welcome Stuart!

Recent publications


Cavity quantum electrodynamics with atom-like mirrors

M. Mirhosseini, E. Kim, X. Zhang, A. Sipahigil, P. B. Dieterle, A. J. Keller, A. Asenjo-Garcia, D. E. Chang and O. Painter
Nature 569, 692 (2019)

Optical waveguiding by atomic entanglement in multilevel atom arrays

A. Asenjo-Garcia, H. J. Kimble, and D. E. Chang
arXiv:1906.02204 (2019)

Subradiant states of quantum bits coupled to a one-dimensional waveguide

L. Henriet, A. Albrecht, A. Asenjo-Garcia, P. B. Dieterle, O. J. Painter, and D. E. Chang
New Journal of Physics 21, 025003 (2019)

Population mixing due to dipole-dipole interactions in a 1D array of multilevel atoms

E. Munro, A. Asenjo-Garcia, Y. Lin, L. C. Kwek, C. A. Regal, and D. E. Chang
Physical Review A 98, 033815 (2018)