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.

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

Ruichao Ma, Clai Owens, Andrew Houck, David I Schuster, Jonathan Simon, "An Autonomous Stabilizer for Incompressible Photon Fluids and Solids" arXiv:1701.04544, 2017

Albert Ryou, Jonathan Simon, "Active Cancellation of Acoustical Resonances with an FPGA FIR Filter" Review of Scientific Instruments Volume 88, 1 2017

Nathan Schine, Albert Ryou, Andrey Gromov, Ariel Sommer, Jonathan Simon, "Synthetic Landau levels for photons" Nature 534, 671-5 2016

Ariel Sommer, Jonathan Simon, "Engineering photonic Floquet Hamiltonians through Fabry-Perot resonators" New Journal of Physics 3, 035008 2016

Jia Ningyuan, Alexandros Georgakopoulos, Albert Ryou, Nathan Schine, Ariel Sommer, Jonathan Simon, "Observation and characterization of cavity Rydberg polaritons" Physical Review A 4, 041802 2016

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