Nathan Lundblad

Welcome to my homepage!


I work in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Bates College.

My laboratory homepage is here.

Previously I was an NRC postdoctoral fellow in the Laser Cooling and Trapping Group at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD. I was also associated with the Joint Quantum Institute.

I did my PhD at the California Institute of Technology in the Quantum Sciences & Technology group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

In previous lives I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and was an undergrad in the physics and astronomy departments at UC Berkeley.


My family and I currently live in Portland (Maine). Come visit us!


Recent papers:
Observations of λ/4 structure in a low-loss radio-frequency-dressed optical lattice (PRA)
Differential Light-Shift Cancellation in a Magnetic-Field-Insensitive Transition of 87Rb (PRL)
Experimental observation of magic-wavelength behavior of 87Rb atoms in an optical lattice (PRA)
Field-sensitive addressing and control of field-insensitive neutral-atom qubits (Nature Physics)
Ultracold atoms in a radiofrequency-dressed optical lattice (PRL)

Some older papers: laser building,dual-species,spinor BEC.



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This page was last updated April 27, 2015