Published Work


  • Burgers, A. P., Peng, L. S., Muniz, J. A., McClung, A. C., M. J. Martin & Kimble, H. J. Clocked delivery of cold atoms to a photonic crystal waveguide. arXiv:1810.07757 (2018) *Accepted to PNAS.

  • Paudel, U., Burgers, A. P., Yakes, M. K., Bracker, A. S., Gammon, D., & Steel, D. G. Frequency-dressing a stream of single photons with preserved coherencePhys. Rev. A 98, 011802(R) (2018).

  • Hill, A. D., Hervas, D., Nash, J., Graham, M., Burgers, A. P., Paudel, U., ... & Wang, J. Optimizing single-mode collection from pointlike sources of single photons with adaptive opticsOptics Express, 25(16), 18629-18642 (2017).

  • Burgers, A. P. "Towards Quantum Teleportation from a Spontaneous Parametric Down-Conversion Source to a Quantum Dot Spin by Hong-Ou-Mandel Interference."  Dissertation, University of Michigan (2015).

  • Burgers, A. P., Schaibley, J. S., Steel, D. G., Entanglement and Quantum Optics with Quantum Dots, In “From Atomic to Mesoscale: The Role of Quantum Coherence in Systems of Various Complexities”. World Scientific Press, Ed. Svetlana Malinovskaya, Irina Novikova, and Christian Buth. (2015).

  • Schaibley*, J. S., Burgers*, A. P., McCracken, G. A., Duan, L-M, Berman, P. R., Bracker, A. S., Gammon, D., Sham, L. J., Steel, D. G., Demonstration of Quantum Entanglement Between a single Quantum Dot Electron Spin and a Photon. Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 167401 (2013).    Editor’s Choice in Science. *Equal contribution

  • Schaibley, J.S., Burgers, A.P., McCracken, G.A., Bracker, A.S., Gammon, D., Sham, L.J., Steel, D.G., Direct Detection of Time Resolved Rabi Oscillations in a Single Quantum Dot via Resonance Fluorescence. Phys. Rev. B 87, 115311 (2013)



Quantum Optics Research Scientist at Caltech

September 2017 - present

I oversee the quantum optics experimental labs at Caltech where we are coupling atoms to nanophotonic waveguides using an optical lattice delivery method. We are creating a new lab utilizing optical tweezers for controlled single-atom delivery to nanophotonic structures

Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech

July 2015 - September 2017

Conducted experiments coupling atoms to nanophotonic waveguides using an optical lattice conveyor belt to deliver atoms.  We performed extensive calculations of atomic trajectories to understand the behavior of atoms near the device. details of this experiment are found in the first publication above, Clocked atom delivery to a photonic crystal waveguide.

PhD Student at The University of Michigan

Spetember 2008 - July 2015

Conducted research with applications to quantum information science using quantum dots.  The most groundbreaking of these was the demonstration of entanglement between a quantum dot spin and its spontaneously emitted photon. This work was published in PRL and was chosen by Science as the editor's choice.


©2018 by Alex Burgers.