• Professor
Philip Hemmer

Educational Background

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

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)

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