Kaitlin R. Moore

Contact Information

450 Church St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Office: 4218 Randall
Lab: SB149 Randall

Phone (office): 734-647-9030
Phone (lab): 734-763-2544

E-mail: kaimoore@umich.edu

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About Me

I am a graduate student in the Applied Physics PhD program at the University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor. In 2009, I graduated from UM with a B.S. in Physics, a B.S. in Germanic Language and Literature, and a minor in math. Concurrently with my Ph.D., I have received a M.S. in Optics and Photonics from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science program at UM. Currently, I work in Professor Georg Raithel's Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) physics research group, where I do fundamental physics research with cold Rydberg atoms in a ponderomotive optical lattice.

Prior to joining the Raithel research group, I worked as a research assistant for three years under Professor Aaron Leanhardt at the University of Michigan. There, I worked on development of a portable optical frequency standard. Prior to joining the Leanhardt research group, I interned at Germany's Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, where I worked on the Transatlantic Climate Bridge Initiative. Other research experiences include undergraduate work for Professor Robert Deegan from the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan and a summer undergraduate research program with Professor Frank Behrendt at the Berlin Institute of Technology in Germany in 2006. Prior to my undergraduate studies, I graduated from the Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences in southeast Michigan.

My research interests include AMO physics and precision measurement applications. This is a copy of my Curriculum Vitae summarizing past education, teaching and research experience; honors; and certifications. Also, here is a link to various outreach projects I have led.

Recent publications

  1. Moore, K. R., and Raithel, G. "Probe of Rydberg-Atom Transitions via an Amplitude-Modulated Optical Standing Wave with a Ponderomotive Interaction." Physical Review Letters , 115, 163003 (October 2015)
  2. Moore, K.R., Anderson, S.E. and Raithel, G. "Forbidden atomic transitions driven by an intensity-modulated laser trap." Nature Communications , 6, 6090 (January 2015)
  3. Alden, E.A., Moore, K.R., and Leanhardt, A.E. "Two-photon E1-M1 optical clock." Physical Review A, 90, 012523 (July 2014)