Mohamed Abdelhafez wins prestigious teaching award

Mohamed has been awarded the 2016 Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching by the University of Chicago! The Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching was established in 1991 in honor of Wayne C. Booth, the George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor in English Language & Literature and […]

Preprint on Imaging Photon Lattice States by Scanning Defect Microscopy

Microwave photons inside lattices of coupled resonators and superconducting qubits can exhibit surprising matter-like behavior. Realizing such open-system quantum simulators presents an experimental challenge and requires new tools and measurement techniques. Here, we introduce Scanning Defect Microscopy as one such tool and illustrate its use in mapping the normal-mode structure of microwave photons inside a […]

Sci. Rep. article on Perturbative approach to Markovian open quantum systems

The exact treatment of Markovian open quantum systems, when based on numerical diagonalization of the Liouville super-operator or averaging over quantum trajectories, is severely limited by Hilbert space size. Perturbation theory, standard in the investigation of closed quantum systems, has remained much less developed for open quantum systems where a direct application to the Lindblad […]

New J. Phys. article on Dispersive regime of the Jaynes–Cummings and Rabi lattice

Photon-based strongly-correlated lattice models like the Jaynes-Cummings and Rabi lattices differ from their more conventional relatives like the Bose-Hubbard model by the presence of an additional tunable parameter: the frequency detuning between the pseudo-spin degree of freedom and the harmonic mode frequency on each site. Whenever this detuning is large compared to relevant coupling strengths, […]