Physics Department


Contact details:

Email: folman (at)

Phone: +972(0)528-795761

Office: 003/54


Key words for expertise:

Atom physics, Quantum optics, Ultra cold atoms, Matter-waves, Light-matter interaction, Interferometry, Micro/nano fabrication, Material engineering, Atom chips, Quantum technology, Quantum information processing, Sensors


Vision for participation in the QI center:

We would like to participate in the QI center on three levels:

·         Theoretical studies

·         Experimental studies

·         Designing and building prototypes of QI devices for the industry


On the experimental front, we would like to study and combat decoherence (dephasing). We would also like to design chips for quantum communication and quantum computing. These may include repeaters and memory for quantum communication as well as lattices of traps with controlled single site and atom-atom interaction for quantum computation. We would also like to develop the necessary photonics. Finally we also include in QI ultra-sensitive sensors for acceleration and magnetic fields as well as atomic clocks. On the most speculative front, we would like to probe the brain for signs of quantum features.


Selected (relevant) publications:

Magnetic-film atom chip with 10 μm period lattices of microtraps for quantum information science with Rydberg atoms
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 85, 053102 (2014)


Diamond Magnetometry of Superconducting Thin Films
Phys. Rev. B 89, 054509, arXiv:1308.2689 (2014) 


Coherent Stern–Gerlach momentum splitting on an atom chip 
Nature Communications 4, 2424 (2013)


Magic frequencies in atom-light interaction for precision probing of the density matrix
Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 053004 (2013)


Damping of local Rabi oscillations in the presence of thermal motion
Phys. Rev. A 87, 063402 (2013)


Two-particle quantum transmission
Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 8518, 8518 0H (2012)


Material Science for Quantum Computing with Atom Chips
In "Quantum Information Processing with Neutral Atoms", A special issue of the journal of quantum information processing, Eds: Ron Folman and Howard Brandt
Quantum Information Processing 10 (6), 995 (2011), arXiv:1108.3803


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