Mark Lusk
Professor, Department of Physics

The Lusk group investigates light-matter interactions using quantum electrodynamics (QED). The research is at the nexus of field theory, quantum information science, atomic/molecular/optical physics, and cavity QED. This sometimes involves the use of high-performance computing facilities and, ideally, collaboration with experimentalists. Issues of current interest include exciton decoherence, quantum correlation in polariton condensates, inquires as to the nature and limits of information encoded in photon fields, and exciton analogs to quantum optics.


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  • PhD, California Institute of Technology
  • MS, Colorado State University
  • BS, US Naval Academy

Research Areas

  • Quantum electrodynamics and quantum optics
  • Light-matter interactions in nanoscale systems
  • Coherence and correlation in exciton fields


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