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I graduated with Bachelor’s Degrees in Physics & Mathematics from the University of Arizona in Spring 2022. During my time at Arizona, I worked for Prof. Brian Anderson studying vortex generation in Bose-Einstein Condensates and for Prof. Jason Jones in development of a two photon Rubidium clock using frequency combs. I joined Raman lab in Fall 2022 to continue research in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical physics. Currently I am working on the dynamics of a Sodium Magneto Optical Trap. Outside of the lab I can be found making cups of tea, going to sporting events, and enjoying live music.

I joined the Raman Lab in Fall 2019 to contribute in micro-scaling neutral atom-photon interaction platforms so that this technology can be used for a range of commercial applications. Currently, I am studying the interaction of thermal rubidium beams with enhanced optical mode volumes. I graduated with my B.S. in Physics from California Polytechnic State University SLO in 2018, where my thesis focused on the assembly of an injection locked laser system and the characterization of its lock efficiency. My prior research was in different areas of applied optics such as RF detection of neutrinos, laser safety system development using live aircraft location data, and chiral molecular spectroscopy. Outside of lab I enjoy discovering new foods, learning different styles of dance, and knitting.

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I graduated with bachelor’s degrees in astrophysics and mathematics from Agnes Scott College in the spring of 2020. During my undergraduate experience, my research mainly focused on radio interferometry and high mass star formation, but when I began at Georgia Tech, I knew I wanted to shift research areas into experimental AMO physics. I joined the Raman lab in the spring semester 2021 and began doing research on the lab’s cold atom/BEC project. My current research aims to investigate the features of the cold atom Magneto-optical trap (MOT), looking in particular at the nonlinear dynamics of the trapped atoms. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking, and supporting Ferrari in Formula 1.

Jacob Williamson

I graduated in 2017 from Ohio University with a B.S. in Astrophysics and Applied Mathematics with Honors in Physics. My undergraduate research was with Dr. Ryan Chornock on supernovae and published in an undergraduate thesis. I joined Dr. Raman’s lab in May 2022 to start work on fiber-based microcavities after a short stint in theoretical planetary dynamics and another stint in ultrafast spectroscopy on condensed matter systems. Outside of the lab, I enjoy rock climbing, playing video games, learning Na’vi, playing guitar, chilling with my cats and wife, and learning about whatever has caught my attention that day!


Aniruddha Bhattacharya

Greetings to my lovely readers! I began my postdoctoral sojourn in the Raman Lab in April 2023. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; during my doctoral dissertation research, I largely focused on demonstrating coherent optical and spin amplification in non-equilibrium, inversionless, GaN-based polariton condensates that were energized with spin-polarized electrical injection at room temperature.

A rich vein of interdisciplinary ideas underlies the most transformative of recent breakthroughs in the quantum sciences and engineering. Inspired by such advances, I have been working on a variety of problems in the Raman Lab that are at the interface between atomic physics, quantum optics, photonics, and quantum information processing. More specifically, I have been constructing and characterizing integrated, photonic cavities that are more readily strongly coupled with atomic beams of Rubidium for quantum information processing applications, efficiently utilizing four-dimensional non-Abelian quantum holonomic systems for implementing two-qubit, universal entangling gates with exclusively photons, and finally, I have been coming up with simple—albeit, rich—mathematical models that could potentially explain the collective, turbulent behavior of large atom number Sodium magneto-optical traps.

In my leisure time—which, admittedly, is becoming increasingly difficult for me to find—I like to read books, listen to all kinds of music, watch movies and plays, dabble in songwriting, expand my knowledge of music theory, and immerse myself in anything and everything to do with the music of The Beatles.


Pranav Muthukrishnan

I am a current undergraduate pursuing a Bachelor’s in Physics with a minor in Mathematics. I joined the Raman lab in Fall 2021 and have worked on multiple different projects here. I designed a compact alkali reservoir that outputs thermal rubidium atoms in works to create more compact atom-photon interaction platforms. Currently, I am working on fiber-based microcavities. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, and playing chess. 

Srushti Nandanwar

I am an undergraduate pursuing a Bachelor’s Degrees in physics. I joined Raman Lab Fall 2023 and have worked on multiple projects such as building a power supply and decreasing the noise on the signal output of an amplified photodiode signal. I am currently working on building an LED cavity. In my free time, I enjoy lifting weights, swimming, skateboarding, and taking naps

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