Cindy Regal Portrait
Associate Professor
(303) 492-5956

Office: JILA A407

Office Hours: Updated hours available at • 

Research Interests:

My main research interest is engineering and exploring isolated quantum systems for quantum information and quantum optics. In particular I focus on manipulating single and few neutral atoms and the quest to control single phonons in mesoscopic mechanical oscillators. This experimental work relies upon low-loss optical interfaces and laser cooling and trapping techniques.

Selected Publications:

  1. A.M. Kaufman, B.J. Lester, M. Foss-Feig, M.L. Wall, A.M. Rey, C.A. Regal, Entangling two transportable neutral atoms via local spin exchange. Nature 527, 208 - 211 (2015).
  2. T.P. Purdy, P.L. Yu, N.S. Kampel, R.W. Peterson, K. Cicak, R.W. Simmonds, C.A. Regal, Optomechanical Raman-ratio thermometry. Phys. Rev. A 92, 031802(R) (2015).
  3. B. J. Lester, N. Luick, A. M. Kaufman, C. M. Reynolds, and C. A. Regal, Rapid production of uniform arrays of neutral atoms. Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 073003 (2015).
  4. B. J. Lester, A. M. Kaufman, and C. A. Regal, Raman cooling imaging: Detecting single atoms near their ground state of motion. Phys. Rev. A 90, 011804(R) (2014).
  5. A. M. Kaufman, B. J. Lester, C. M. Reynolds, M. L. Wall, M. Foss-Feig, K. R. A. Hazzard, A. M. Rey, C. A. Regal, Two-particle quantum interference in tunnel-coupled optical tweezers. Science 345, 306 (2014). [Featured in Science Perspective article]
  6. G. D. Cole, P.-L. Yu, C. Gartner, K. Siquans, R. Moghadas Nia, J. Schmole, J. HoelscherObermaier, T. P. Purdy, W. Wieczorek, C. A. Regal, and M. Aspelmeyer, Tensile strained InxGa1-xP, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 201908 (2014).
  7. P.-L. Yu, K. Cicak, N. S. Kampel, Y. Tsaturyan, T. P. Purdy, R. W. Simmonds, and C. A. Regal, A phononic bandgap shield for high-Q membrane microresonators, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 023510 (2014).
  8. R. W. Andrews, R. W. Peterson, T. P. Purdy, K. Cicak, R. W. Simmonds, C. A. Regal, and K. W. Lehnert, Bidirectional and efficient conversion between microwave and optical light, Nature Phys. 10, 321 (2014).
  9. T. P. Purdy, P.-L. Yu, R. W. Peterson, N. S. Kampel, and C. A. Regal, Strong optomechanical squeezing of light, Phys. Rev. X 3, 031012 (2013). [Featured as APS Physics Viewpoint]