Welcome to the Atom and Quantum Optics Lab
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light (Genesis 1:3)
This is the Atom and Quantum Optics lab at the Department of Physics, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), located at the beautiful Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR. In this website, you will explore our interesting and fundamental research in atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics, as well as applied optical microscopies. At lab, we cool atoms to a temperature of below 0.0001 Kelvin using lasers and magnetic fields (without using a refrigerator at all!), and count single photons.
“Think as a physicist, and work as an engineer”—-this is the way we are working as modern physics researchers. We are aiming at discovering and solving new physics problems by making use of and developing advanced technologies.