Simon Fraser University

Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Three faculty members constitute the core of the Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics group at Simon Fraser University. Paul Haljan’s research focusses on atomic ion traps, with applications to quantum computing and quantum information science. Mike Hayden’s research involves highly polarized atomic systems, blending new approaches to magnetic resonance imaging with precision measurements of fundamental quantities. Jeff McGuirk’s research is more generally concerned with the study of quantum degeneracy in systems of ultra-cold trapped atoms, as well as atom-based precision measurements.