Philip Hemmer


Hemmer, Philip

Office: WEB 235G
Phone: 979.845.8932
Fax: 979.845.3259

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Research Interests

  • Solid materials for quantum optics, especially "dark resonance" excitation
  • Materials and techniques for resonant nonlinear optics
  • Phase-conjugate-based turbulence aberration and compensation
  • Spectral hole burning materials and techniques for ultra-dense memories and high temperature operation
  • Quantum computing in solid materials
  • Quantum communication and teleportation in trapped atoms
  • Holographic optical memory materials
  • Smart pixels devices
  • Optical correlators
  • Photorefractive applications
  • Atomic clocks
  • Laser trapping and cooling.

Awards & Honors

  • National Science Foundation Fellowship
  • Summa Cum Laude, University of Dayton
  • Air Force Research Laboratory Chief Scientist's award, AFOSR Star Team Award (three times)


  • Ph.D., MIT, 1984, Physics
  • B.S., University of Dayton, 1976

Selected Publications

Single proteins under a diamond spotlight, Philip Hemmer and Carmen Gomes, Science 6 March 2015: 1072-1073. [DOI:10.1126/science.aaa7440]

Toward Molecular-Scale MRI Science 1 February 2013: Vol. 339 no. 6119 pp. 529-530DOI:10.1126/science.1233222

Where Is My Quantum Computer? Science 24 April 2009: Vol. 324 no. 5926 pp. 473-474DOI:10.1126/science.1170912