Dr. Mahmood Sabooni
Experienced Researcher

Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching

Academic Background

My main interest is mostly on experimental light-matter interaction in the quantum regime. During my PhD, my main focus was investigating ways to map the quantum state of light quanta (photon) to an ensemble of atom and retrieve it back as efficient as possible. By starting my postdoc in Munich, I want to extend my knowledge about quantum information processing to a new physical implementation (cavity-quantum electrodynamics).

Description of Work

In this project, we are investigating the interaction of a photon with an atom which sits inside a high finesse cavity. It turns out it is possible to map the state of a photon to an atom nondestructively. Our plan is to use this unique experimental environment to resolve interesting quantum level interaction between photon-atom and photon-photon. I am participating in all stages of the experiment, ranging from project planning over experimental implementation and data evaluation to presentation of the results on conferences and in peer-reviewed publications.


Spectral engineering of slow light, cavity line narrowing, and pulse compression
M. Sabooni, Qian Li, L. Rippe, R. Krishna Mohan , S. Kröll
Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 183602 (2013)

Efficient quantum memory using a weakly absorbing sample
M. Sabooni, Qian Li, S. Kröll, L. Rippe
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 133604 (2013)

Cavity enhanced storage-preparation for high efficiency quantum memories
M. Sabooni, S. Tornibue Kometa, A. Thuresson, S. Kröll, L. Rippe
New Journal of Physics 15 (2013) 035025

Quantum limited deep tissue imaging with slow light and ultrasound
H. Zhang, M. Sabooni, L. Rippe, C. Kim, S. Kröll, L. V. Wang, P. R. Hemmer
Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 131102 (2012)

Hyperfine characterization and coherence lifetime extension in Pr3+:La2(WO4)3
M. Lovrić, P. Glasenapp, D. Suter, B. Tumino, A. Ferrier, P. Goldner, M. Sabooni, L. Rippe, S. Kröll
Phys. Rev. B 84, 104417 (2011)

Storage and recall of weak coherent optical pulses with an efficiency of 25%
M. Sabooni, F. Beaudoin, A. Walther, N. Lin, A. Amari, M. Huang, S. Kröll
Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 060501 (2010)

Towards an efficient atomic frequency comb quantum memory
A. Amari, A. Walther, M. Sabooni, M. Huang, S. Kröll, M. Afzelius, I. Usmani, B. Lauritzen, N. Sangouard, H. de Riedmatten, N. Gisin
Journal of Luminescence 130, 1579–1585 (2010)

Dynamical Study of the radiative recombination processes in GaN/AlGaN QWs
M. Sabooni, M. Esmaeili, H. Haratizadeh, B. Monemar, H. Amano
J. Mater. Sci. Mater Electron 19, S316–S318 (2008)

Exciton localization behaviour in different well width undoped GaN/Al0.07Ga0.93N nanostructures
M. Sabooni, M. Esmaeili, H. Haratizadeh, B. Monemar, P. P. Paskov, S. Kamiyama, M. Iwaya, H. Amano, I. Akasaki
Opto-Electronics Review, Vol. 15, No. 3, P.P. 163-167 (2007)

Optical investigation of GaN/AlGaN QW nanostructures with different well and barrier width
M. Esmaeili, M. Sabooni, H. Haratizadeh, B. Monemar, P. O. Holtz, P. P. Paskov, S. Kamiyama, H. Amano and M. Iwaya
J. Physics Condensed matter 19 356218, (2007)