Quantum Optics and Molecular Quantumtechnologies

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Molecules are ubiquitous in our daily lives and are fundamental to physics, chemistry and biology. The use of light to detect, measure and control molecules is an interdisciplinary research topic with profound impacts. Our research addresses the interactions between light and molecules on a microscopic level. We seek to understand and control these interactions at the level of individual photons (quantum particles of light) and individual molecules. The central research questions we interested in are, how to control the quantum states of a molecule with photons, how to enhance the efficiency of those interactions, and how the structural properties of molecules and light, such as their chirality, manifest themselves in the interaction. Our goals are to control photon-molecule interactions at the fundamental level and apply the knowledge to address outstanding challenges in quantum technologies.