Dr. Search’s research consists of Theoretical quantum optics and laser spectroscopy, Matter-wave optics: Atom interferometry, nonlinear mixing of matter waves, quantum statistics and coherence properties of matter-wave fields, Mechanical effects of light on atoms including diffraction of atoms by light fields and trapping of atoms, Conversion of ultracold atoms into molecules via either Feshbach resonances or photoassociation, and Open quantum systems and system-reservoir interactions: Master equations and quantum Langevin equations.
He is a core member of the Center for Controlled Quantum Systems, which is a cross-disciplinary research center involving collaborations between multiple research groups focusing on one of the last challenges in research: controlling (and thereby employing for future application) the quantum system.
One of the main directions of the center is based on optical techniques to control quantum systems. The advent of ultrafast lasers and laser cooling techniques in recent years has finally opened up the possibility of controlling quantum dynamics, and the work in this center will contribute to and direct the development of new quantum mechanics-based technologies, such as quantum computers, new types of solid state and interferometric sensors, and light sources with customizable photon statistics and coherence properties.
C.P. Search, J.R.E. Toland, M. Zivkovic. (2009). Sagnac effect in a chain of mesoscopic quantum rings, Phys. Rev. A. (79), 053607
Zhang WP, Pu H, Search C, Meystre P. Spin waves in a Bose-Einstein-condensed atomic spin chain, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 88 (6): Art. No. 060401 FEB 11 2002
Search C, Berman PR. Suppression of magnetic state decoherence using ultrafast optical pulses, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 85 (11): 2272-2275 SEP 11 2000
Search CP, Meystre P. Noise limits in matter-wave interferometry using degenerate quantum gases, PHYSICAL REVIEW A 67 (6): Art. No. 061601 JUN 2003
Search CP, Pu H, Zhang W, Meystre P. Diffraction of a superfluid Fermi gas by an atomic grating, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 88 (11): Art. No. 110401 MAR 18 2002
Search CP, Zhang WP, Meystre P. Molecular micromaser, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 91 (19): Art. No. 190401 NOV 7 2003
Zhang WP, Search CP, Pu H, Meystre P, Wright EM. Feshbach-resonance-induced atomic filamentation and quantum pair correlation in atom-laser-beam propagation, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 90 (14): Art. No. 140401 APR 11 2003
Search CP, Meystre P. Molecular matter-wave amplifier, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 93 (14): Art. No. 140405 OCT 1 2004
Djuric I, Search CP. Spin current and shot noise from a quantum dot coupled to a quantized cavity field, PHYSICAL REVIEW B 74 (11): Art. No. 115327 SEP 2006
Djuric I, Search CP. Bistable spin currents from quantum dots embedded in a microcavity, PHYSICAL REVIEW B 75 (15): Art. No. 155307 APR 2007
Jeong J, Search CP, Djuric I. Optimal conversion of Bose-Einstein-condensed atoms into molecules via a Feshbach resonance, PHYSICAL REVIEW A 74 (2): Art. No. 023619 AUG 2006
Search CP, Zhang WP, Meystre P. Inhibiting three-body recombination in atomic Bose-Einstein condensates, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 92 (14): Art. No. 140401 APR 9 2004
Search CP, Meystre P. Phase conjugation of a quantum-degenerate atomic fermion beam, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 91 (10): Art. No. 100401 SEP 5 2003