Andreas Muller

Andreas Muller is a physicist at USF Tampa where he leads the solid state quantum optics lab. An expert of the Mollow triplet[1]) (he did his PhD with Glen Solomon) he is the first and still the first to have measured the two-photon spectrum of resonance fluorescence.[2] He later extended his experimental characterizations in a series of heroic works (sometimes requiring weeks of data acquisition).[3][4][5] He currently investigates gas detectors and sensors from a quantum perspective.

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We first met him on July (2024) in Garching bei München for the Multiphotonics (2024) workshop. He is a fluent in French and German (Bavarian born) and the sort of experimental genius whose exceptional skills are hidden in humility and wholesomeness.

I am sure that his work on two-photon spectra which has been largely ignored so far will eventually be recognized as a historical breakthrough, for being so ahead of time and with such stupendous quality. He is the first person to have observed the leapfrog processes and two-mode squeezing in resonance fluorescence, so early that it was even before all this was understood.

References

  1. Resonance Fluorescence from a Coherently Driven Semiconductor Quantum Dot in a Cavity. A. Muller, E. B. Flagg, P. Bianucci, X. Y. Wang, D. G. Deppe, W. Ma, J. Zhang, G. J. Salamo, M. Xiao and C. K. Shih in Phys. Rev. Lett. 99:187402 (2007).
  2. Two-color photon correlations of the light scattered by a quantum dot. M. Peiris, B. Petrak, K. Konthasinghe, Y. Yu, Z. C. Niu and A. Muller in Phys. Rev. B 91:195125 (2015).
  3. Franson Interference Generated by a Two-Level System. M. Peiris, K. Konthasinghe and A. Muller in Phys. Rev. Lett. 118:030501 (2017).
  4. Third-order frequency-resolved photon correlations in resonance fluorescence. Y. Nieves and A. Muller in Phys. Rev. B 98:165432 (2018).
  5. Third-order photon cross-correlations in resonance fluorescence. Y. Nieves and A. Muller in Phys. Rev. B 102:155418 (2020).