Dr. Christian Sommer

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Genes Research Group
  • Room A.1.240
  • Phone +49 9131 7133623
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My current research interests cover a variety of areas in the field of quantum optics ranging from quantum descriptions of light matter interactions of atomic and molecular systems in the framework of open quantum systems, interacting many-body systems to quantum optomechanics. Especially collective phenomena are at the focus of my research in recent time. Working in experimental quantum optics for many years my research interest has shifted to theoretical studies in recent years.

Molecular polaritonics in dense mesoscopic disordered ensembles

Christian Sommer, Michael Reitz, Francesca Mineo, Claudiu Genes

arXiv: 2010.07155 (2020) Preprint

Multimode cold-damping optomechanics with delayed feedback

Christian Sommer, Alekhya Ghosh, Claudiu Genes

Physical Review Research 2 033299 (2020) | Journal | PDF

Molecule-photon interactions in phononic environments

Michael Reitz, Christian Sommer, Burak Gürlek, Vahid Sandoghdar, Diego-Martin Cano, Claudiu Genes

Physical Review Research 2 033270 (2020) | Journal | PDF

Prospects of reinforcement learning for the simultaneous damping of many mechanical modes

Christian Sommer, Muhammad Asjad, Claudiu Genes

Scientific Reports 10(2623) (2020) | Journal | PDF

Partial optomechanical refrigeration via multi-mode cold-damping feedback

Christian Sommer, Claudiu Genes

Physical Review Letters 123 203605 (2019) | Journal

Laser refrigeration of gas filled hollow-core fibres

Christian Sommer, Nicolas Y. Joly, Helmut Ritsch, Claudiu Genes

AIP Advances 9 105213 (2019) | Journal

Langevin Approach to Quantum Optics with Molecules

Michael Reitz, Christian Sommer, Claudiu Genes

Physical Review Letters 122 203602 (2019) | Journal

Enhanced collective Purcell effect of coupled quantum emitter systems

David Plankensteiner, Christian Sommer, Michael Reitz, Helmut Ritsch, Claudiu Genes

Physical Review A 99(4) 043843 (2019) | Journal

Attosecond Control of Restoration of Electronic Structure Symmetry

Chun Mei Liu, Jörn Manz, Kenji Ohmori, Christian Sommer, Nobuyuki Takei, Jean Christophe Tremblay, Yichi Zhang

Phys. Rev. Lett. 121(17) 173201 (2018) | Journal

Ramsey interferometry of Rydberg ensembles inside microwave cavities

Christian Sommer, Claudiu Genes

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS 51(11) 115502 (2018) | Journal | PDF

Ultrafast Coherent Control of Condensed Matter with Attosecond Precision

Hiroyuki Katsuki, Nobuyuki Takei, Christian Sommer, Kenji Ohmori

Accounts of Chemical Research 51(5) 1174-1184 (2018) | Journal

01/2017 - present Postdoctoral researcher (theoretical physics), Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany
04/2014 – 04/2016 Assistant professor (experimental physics), Department of Photo-Molecular Science, Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), National Institutes of Natural Sciences (Prof. K. Ohmori), Okazaki, Japan
01/2012 – 04/2014 Postdoctoral Researcher (experimental physics), Department of Photo-Molecular Science, Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), National Institutes of Natural Sciences (Prof. K. Ohmori), Okazaki, Japan
07/2011 – 12/2011 Postdoctoral Researcher, (experimental physics) Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Quantum Dynamics Group (Prof. G. Rempe), Garching, Germany
09/2006 – 06/2011 PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) (Summa Cum Laude) (experimental physics), Technical University of Munich (TUM), Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ), Quantum Dynamics Group (Prof. G. Rempe), Garching, Germany
01/2000 – 04/2006 Diploma in Physics (theoretical physics), University of Hamburg, II. Institute for Theoretical Physics (Prof. K. Fredenhagen), Hamburg, Germany Specialization: Mathematical physics, Quantum Field Theory

 

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