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Philip L. Gould

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Department of Physics
2152 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT 06269-3046
Phone: (860) 486-2950
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  • Ph.D., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986
  • B.S., Physics and Mathematics, Bates College, 1979


Research Focus

  • Ultracold molecules
  • Photoassociative spectroscopy
  • Ultracold collisions
  • Laser cooling and trapping
  • Rydberg atoms
  • Quantum optics
  • Quantum computing
  • Atom optics
  • Laser spectroscopy


Current Publications

D. Tong, S. M. Farooqi, E. G. M. van Kempen, Z. Pavlovich, J. Stanojevic, R. Cote, E. E. Eyler, and P. L. Gould, “Observation of Electric Quadrupole Transitions to Rydberg nd States of Ultracold Rubidium Atoms,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 052509 (2009).

J. T. Kim, D. Wang, E. E. Eyler, P. L. Gould, and W. C. Stwalley, “Spectroscopy of39K85Rb Triplet Excited States Using Ultracold a 3Σ+ Molecules Formed by Photoassociation,” New J. Phys. 11, 055020 (2009).

“Enhancement of the Formation of Ultracold 85Rb2 Molecules Due to Resonant Coupling,” H. K. Pechkis, D. Wang, Y. Huang, E. E. Eyler, P. L. Gould, and W. C. Stwalley, Phys. Rev. A 76, 022504 (2007).

C. E. Rogers III, M. J. Wright, J. L. Carini, J. A. Pechkis, and P. L. Gould, “Generation of Arbitrary Frequency Chirps with a Fiber-Based Phase Modulator and Self-Injection-Locked Diode Laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1249 (2007).

“Coherent Control of Ultracold Collisions with Chirped Light: Direction Matters,” M. J. Wright, J. A. Pechkis, J. L. Carini, S. Kallush, R. Kosloff, and P. L. Gould, Phys. Rev. A 75, 051401(R) (2007).