University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext 32215
Fax: (519) 746-8115
Dr. Choi's research focuses on the development and application of the most advanced techniques in cold atom physics and quantum optics to probe the fundamental nature of the quantum world and to investigate macroscopic quantum phenomena with strongly interacting atoms and photons near nanoscale structures. Recent developments on such systems have opened the door to an emerging field at the interface between atomic physics, condensed matter physics, and quantum information science. This new frontier utilizes genuine quantum dynamics at the level of single quanta to manipulate and examine highly entangled states of light and matter, and to build a foundation for designing new quantum optical materials at ultracold temperature.
Office: QNC 4313
Phone: 519 888-4567 ext. 39320
Website: Choi Laboratory for Ultracold Quantum Matter & Light
Dr. Choi's research focuses on building exotic quantum systems with strongly interacting atoms and light in the vicinity of nanoscopic structures and with ultracold Rydberg atoms. By applying advanced techniques in cold atom physics and quantum optics, he plans to utilize quantum dynamics at the level of single quanta to manipulate and examine highly entangled states of light and matter, and to build a foundation for new quantum optical materials at ultracold temperature quanta-by-quanta.
A. Goban, C.-L. Hung, S.-P. Yu, J.D. Hood, J. A. Muniz, J.H. Lee, M.J. Martin, A.C. McClung, K.S. Choi, D.E. Chang, O. Painter, H.J. Kimble.
“Atom-Light Interactions in Photonic Crystals”
Nature Communications 5, 3808 (2014).
K.S. Choi, A. Goban, S.B. Papp, S.J. van Enk, H.J. Kimble.
“Entanglement of spin waves among four quantum memories”
Nature 468, 412-416 (2010).
S.B. Papp*, K.S. Choi*, H. Deng, P. Lougovski, S.J. vank Enk, H.J. Kimble.
“Characterization of multipartite entanglement for one photon shared among four optical modes”
Science 324, 764 (2009).
K.S. Choi, H. Deng, J. Laurat, H.J. Kimble.
“Mapping photonic entanglement into and out of a quantum memory”
Nature 452, 67 (2008).
C.-W. Chou, J. Laurat, H. Deng, K.S. Choi, H. de Riedmatten, D. Felinto, H.J. Kimble.
“Functional quantum nodes for entanglement distribution over scalable quantum network”
Science 316, 1316 (2007).
Please see Google scholar for a complete list of Professor Choi's publications.
2011 PhD Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, U.S.A.
2006 BSc Physics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, U.S.A.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.