Research Areas

The Simon Lab chooses problems at the interface of condensed matter, quantum optics, and quantum information. Our science is enabled by technological innovation, particularly in Hamiltonian engineering, control, and electronics, allowing us to explore open questions in topological physics, photonic materials, and strong correlations.

For a broad overview of the science, here are a few talks given by Jon: Harvard ITAMP, KITP Topological Quantum Materials , Simons Center for Geometry and Physics , KITP Few-Body Physics, Manybody Cavity QED

Atomic Physics

Atomic Physics

Cavity Rydberg Polaritons

Cavity Rydberg Polaritons

Topological Photonics in Curved Space

Topological Photonics in Curved Space

Photonic Materials in Quantum Circuits

Photonic Materials in Quantum Circuits

Hybrid Quantum Systems

Hybrid Quantum Systems

Theory

Theory

Alexander Anferov, Aziza Suleymanzade, Andrew Oriani, Jonathan Simon and David Schuster, "Millimeter-Wave Four-Wave Mixing via Kinetic Inductance for Quantum Devices" arXiv:1909.01487

Logan W Clark, Nathan Schine, Claire Baum, Ningyuan Jia and Jonathan Simon, "Observation of Laughlin states made of light" arXiv:1907.05872

Logan W Clark, Ningyuan Jia, Nathan Schine, Claire Baum, Alexandros Georgakopoulos, Jonathan Simon, "Interacting Floquet Polaritons" Nature 571, 532–536

Tomoki Ozawa, Hannah M Price, Alberto Amo, Nathan Goldman, Mohammad Hafezi, Ling Lu, Mikael Rechtsman, David Schuster, Jonathan Simon, Oded Zilberberg, Iacopo Carusotto, "Topological Photonics" Rev. Mod. Phys. 91, 015006

Ruichao Ma, Brendan Saxberg, Clai Owens, Nelson Leung and Yao Lu, Jonathan Simon and David Schuster, "A Dissipatively Stabilized Mott Insulator of Photons" Nature 566, 51–57

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