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Research Interests

Atom interferometers use the quantum mechanical wavelike properties of massive particles to make precise measurements of quantities such as accelerations and rotations, making them a valuable tool for a wide range of fundamental physics tests and practical applications.  In light-pulse atom interferometers, laser pulses act as the beam splitters and mirrors for the atomic wavefunction.  In our group, we use advanced atomic beam splitter and mirror techniques and ultracold atoms to implement atom interferometers with enhanced sensitivity.  We employ these interferometers to search for new physics beyond the Standard model and to realize improved quantum sensors.  One project aims to look for new particles, including light moduli associated with the compactified extra dimensions that arise in string theory, by searching for deviations from the gravitational inverse square law with increased sensitivity.  This experimental setup will also be used for a new measurement of Newton’s gravitational constant and for developing improved atomic gravitational sensors.  Additionally, I am a member of the Mid-band Atomic Gravitational Wave Interferometric Sensor (MAGIS) collaboration, which is working to develop the technology for an atom interferometric gravitational wave detector in a frequency band in between those addressed by the LIGO detector and the planned LISA detector.  In addition to its potential for new astrophysical and cosmological discoveries, this atom interferometric detector would be able to carry out highly sensitive dark matter searches.  I am also a member of the Northwestern Center for Fundamental Physics at Low Energy.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Stanford University

… → 2016


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  • Enhancing strontium clock atom interferometry using quantum optimal control

    Chen, Z., Louie, G., Wang, Y., Deshpande, T. & Kovachy, T., Jun 2023, In: Physical Review A. 107, 6, 063302.

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  • High-power, low-phase-noise, frequency-agile laser system for delivering fiber-noise-canceled pulses for strontium clock atom interferometry

    DeRose, K., Deshpande, T., Wang, Y. & Kovachy, T., Aug 1 2023, In: Optics Letters. 48, 15, p. 3893-3896 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Robust atom optics for Bragg atom interferometry

    Louie, G., Chen, Z., Deshpande, T. & Kovachy, T., Aug 1 2023, In: New Journal of Physics. 25, 8, 083017.

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  • Spin-squeezing-enhanced dual-species atom interferometric accelerometer employing large momentum transfer for precision test of the equivalence principle

    Li, J., Da Silva, G. R. M., Kain, S., Bonacum, J., Smith, D. D., Kovachy, T. L. & Shahriar, S. M., Jul 15 2023, In: Physical Review D. 108, 2, 024011.

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  • Cold atoms in space: community workshop summary and proposed road-map

    Alonso, I., Alpigiani, C., Altschul, B., Araújo, H., Arduini, G., Arlt, J., Badurina, L., Balaž, A., Bandarupally, S., Barish, B. C., Barone, M., Barsanti, M., Bass, S., Bassi, A., Battelier, B., Baynham, C. F. A., Beaufils, Q., Belić, A., Bergé, J., Bernabeu, J., & 233 othersBertoldi, A., Bingham, R., Bize, S., Blas, D., Bongs, K., Bouyer, P., Braitenberg, C., Brand, C., Braxmaier, C., Bresson, A., Buchmueller, O., Budker, D., Bugalho, L., Burdin, S., Cacciapuoti, L., Callegari, S., Calmet, X., Calonico, D., Canuel, B., Caramete, L. I., Carraz, O., Cassettari, D., Chakraborty, P., Chattopadhyay, S., Chauhan, U., Chen, X., Chen, Y. A., Chiofalo, M. L., Coleman, J., Corgier, R., Cotter, J. P., Michael Cruise, A., Cui, Y., Davies, G., De Roeck, A., Demarteau, M., Derevianko, A., Di Clemente, M., Djordjevic, G. S., Donadi, S., Doré, O., Dornan, P., Doser, M., Drougakis, G., Dunningham, J., Easo, S., Eby, J., Elertas, G., Ellis, J., Evans, D., Examilioti, P., Fadeev, P., Fanì, M., Fassi, F., Fattori, M., Fedderke, M. A., Felea, D., Feng, C. H., Ferreras, J., Flack, R., Flambaum, V. V., Forsberg, R., Fromhold, M., Gaaloul, N., Garraway, B. M., Georgousi, M., Geraci, A., Gibble, K., Gibson, V., Gill, P., Giudice, G. F., Goldwin, J., Gould, O., Grachov, O., Graham, P. W., Grasso, D., Griffin, P. F., Guerlin, C., Gündoğan, M., Gupta, R. K., Haehnelt, M., Hanımeli, E. T., Hawkins, L., Hees, A., Henderson, V. A., Herr, W., Herrmann, S., Hird, T., Hobson, R., Hock, V., Hogan, J. M., Holst, B., Holynski, M., Israelsson, U., Jeglič, P., Jetzer, P., Juzeliūnas, G., Kaltenbaek, R., Kamenik, J. F., Kehagias, A., Kirova, T., Kiss-Toth, M., Koke, S., Kolkowitz, S., Kornakov, G., Kovachy, T., Krutzik, M., Kumar, M., Kumar, P., Lämmerzahl, C., Landsberg, G., Le Poncin-Lafitte, C., Leibrandt, D. R., Lévèque, T., Lewicki, M., Li, R., Lipniacka, A., Lisdat, C., Liu, M., Lopez-Gonzalez, J. L., Loriani, S., Louko, J., Luciano, G. G., Lundblad, N., Maddox, S., Mahmoud, M. A., Maleknejad, A., March-Russell, J., Massonnet, D., McCabe, C., Meister, M., Mežnaršič, T., Micalizio, S., Migliaccio, F., Millington, P., Milosevic, M., Mitchell, J., Morley, G. W., Müller, J., Murphy, E., Müstecaplıoğlu, Ö. E., O’Shea, V., Oi, D. K. L., Olson, J., Pal, D., Papazoglou, D. G., Pasatembou, E., Paternostro, M., Pawlowski, K., Pelucchi, E., Pereira dos Santos, F., Peters, A., Pikovski, I., Pilaftsis, A., Pinto, A., Prevedelli, M., Puthiya-Veettil, V., Quenby, J., Rafelski, J., Rasel, E. M., Ravensbergen, C., Reguzzoni, M., Richaud, A., Riou, I., Rothacher, M., Roura, A., Ruschhaupt, A., Sabulsky, D. O., Safronova, M., Saltas, I. D., Salvi, L., Sameed, M., Saurabh, P., Schäffer, S., Schiller, S., Schilling, M., Schkolnik, V., Schlippert, D., Schmidt, P. O., Schnatz, H., Schneider, J., Schneider, U., Schreck, F., Schubert, C., Shayeghi, A., Sherrill, N., Shipsey, I., Signorini, C., Singh, R., Singh, Y., Skordis, C., Smerzi, A., Sopuerta, C. F., Sorrentino, F., Sphicas, P., Stadnik, Y. V., Stefanescu, P., Tarallo, M. G., Tentindo, S., Tino, G. M., Tinsley, J. N., Tornatore, V., Treutlein, P., Trombettoni, A., Tsai, Y. D., Tuckey, P., Uchida, M. A., Valenzuela, T., Van Den Bossche, M., Vaskonen, V., Verma, G., Vetrano, F., Vogt, C., von Klitzing, W., Waller, P., Walser, R., Wille, E., Williams, J., Windpassinger, P., Wittrock, U., Wolf, P., Woltmann, M., Wörner, L., Xuereb, A., Yahia, M., Yazgan, E., Yu, N., Zahzam, N., Zambrini Cruzeiro, E., Zhan, M., Zou, X., Zupan, J. & Zupanič, E., Dec 2022, In: EPJ Quantum Technology. 9, 1, 30.

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