Jonathan Kohler


Office: 301A Le Conte
Phone: (510) 642-9577

Lab: E3
Lab room: B167 Birge
Lab phone: (510) 643-8152

Jonathan completed his undergraduate studies in Physics and Mathematics at Vanderbilt University in 2011, and joined the Stamper-Kurn research group in 2013. He started working on the cQED/optomechanics experiment, helping first with the coupled oscillator experiment. Now he is helping explore the use of the atomic spin degree of freedom in cavity optodynamics. During Fall 2013-2016, he was supported by the Department of Defense (DoD) through the National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) Program.

Dissertation: Optodynamical Measurement and Coupling of Atomic Motion and Spin


  1. Jonathan Kohler, Justin A. Gerber, Emma Dowd, and Dan M. Stamper-Kurn, Simultaneous retrodiction of multi-mode optomechanical systems using matched filters arXiv:1906.03540

  2. Jonathan Kohler, Justin A. Gerber, Emma Dowd, Dan M. Stamper-Kurn, Negative-Mass Instability of the Spin and Motion of an Atomic Gas Driven by Optical Cavity Backaction, Phys. Rev. Lett. (2018)

  3. Jonathan Kohler, Nicolas Spethmann, Sydney Schreppler, and Dan M. Stamper-Kurn, Cavity-Assisted Measurement and Coherent Control of Collective Atomic Spin Oscillators, Phys. Rev. Lett. (2017)

  4. Lukas F. Buchmann, Sydney Schreppler, Jonathan Kohler, Nicolas Spethmann, and Dan M. Stamper-Kurn, Complex Squeezing and Force Measurement Beyond the Standard Quantum Limit, Phys. Rev. Lett. (2016)

  5. Nicolas Spethmann, Jonathan Kohler, Sydney Schreppler, Lukas Buchmann, Dan M. Stamper-Kurn, Cavity-mediated coupling of mechanical oscillators limited by quantum backaction, Nat. Phys. (2015)