Graduate student Margaret Shea’s poster “The atomic AC-Stark shifts in an optical dipole trap” won first place in the student poster competition at the Fitzpatrick Institute of Photonics 2017 Annual Symposium. Shea's poster detailed work she has done with Prof. Daniel Gauthier on developing single neutral atoms as a platform for quantum computing protocols. Her calculations of the light-induced shifts in her trap are critical for implementing optimal control of the trapped atom’s quantum state. Her poster was selected from a broad field of photonics-related work, with subjects ranging from physics to cancer biology. It is great to see work on quantum mechanics so recognized. Congratulations, Margaret!
4/3/17 Update: Margaret will present her poster at the FIP Friday Breakfast on April 21, 2017. Find event details here.