Lindsay J LeBlanc

Lindsay J. LeBlanc [full cv, pdf]

Assistant Professor
Canada Research Chair in Ultracold Gases for Quantum Simulation
Fellow, Canada Institute for Advanced Research (Quantum Materials Program)
office: CCIS 3-207
ph: (780) 492-6562
fax: (780) 492-0714

Brief CV:

  • Assistant Professor, 2013-present, Department of Physics, University of Alberta
  • AITF Strategic Chair in Hybrid Quantum Systems 2014-2017
  • Postdoctoral fellow, 2010-2013, Joint Quantum Institute, NIST and University of Maryland
  • Ph.D. 2010, Physics, University of Toronto
  • M.Sc. 2005, Physics, University of Toronto
  • B.Sc. 2003, Engineering Physics, University of Alberta

Full Publications list:

UAlberta publications (2014 - )

Single-photon-level light storage in cold atoms using the Autler-Townes splitting protocol. 
E. Saglamyurek, T. Hrushevskyi, L. W. Cooke, A. Rastogi, L. J. LeBlanc. 
Phys. Rev. Research 1, 022004(R) (2019).
[Journal Link][

Discerning quantum memories based on electromagnetically-induced-transparency and Autler-Townes-splitting protocols
Anindya Rastogi, Erhan Saglamyurek, Taras Hrushevskyi, Scott Hubele, Lindsay J. LeBlanc, Phys. Rev. A 100, 012314 (2019).
[Journal Link][arxiv:1902.02815]

Microwave Rabi resonances beyond the small-signal regime
A. Tretiakov and L. J. LeBlanc, Phys. Rev. A 99, 043402 (2019).
Journal Link][arxiv:1902.01971]

Viewpoint: The Quest to Make a Ferromagnet with Cold Atoms
L. J. LeBlanc, Physics 11, 131 (2018).
[Journal Link]

Coherent storage and manipulation of broadband photons via dynamically controlled Autler-Townes splitting
Erhan Saglamyurek, Taras Hrushevskyi, Anindya Rastogi, Khabat Heshami, and Lindsay J. LeBlanc. Nature Photonics, (published online 05 Nov 2018,
[Journal Link][arxiv:1710.08902]

Quantum Physics: Interactions propel a magnetic dance (News and Views)
 L. J. LeBlanc. Nature 546, 481-482 (2017).
[Journal Link]

Magnetic-field-mediated coupling and control in hybrid atomic-nanomechanical systems
A. Tretiakov and L.J. LeBlanc, Phys. Rev. A 94, 043802 (2016).
[Journal Link][arxiv:1605.03126]

Tunable open-access microcavities for on-chip cQED
C.A. Potts, A. Melnyk, H. Ramp, M.H. Bitarafan, D. Vick, L.J. LeBlanc, J.P. Davis, R.G. DeCorby. Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 041103 (2016).
[Journal Link][arxiv:1602.03344]

Quantum Physics: Two-atom bunching (News and Views)
 L. J. LeBlanc. Nature 520, 36-37 (2015).
[Journal Link]

Atomic Physics: Polar Exploration (News and Views)
 L. J. LeBlanc. Nature 505, 627-628 (2014).
[Journal Link]

JQI / NIST publications (2011 - 2015)

Gauge Matters: Observing the vortex-nucleation transition in a Bose-Einstein condensate 
L. J. LeBlanc, K. Jiménez-García, R. A. Williams, M. C. Beeler, W. D. Phillips, I. B. Spielman. New Journal of Physics, 17, 065016  (2015). (Special issue: Focus on Topological physics: from condensed matter to cold atoms and optics)
[Journal link][arxiv:1502.07443]

Tunable Spin-Orbit Coupling via Strong Driving in Ultracold Atom Systems
K. Jiménez-García, L. J. LeBlanc, R. A. Williams, M. C. Beeler, C. Qu, M. Gong, C. Zhang, I. B. Spielman.  Physical Review Letters, 114, 125301 (2015).
Editor's Suggestion: On-demand spin-orbit coupling, Physics
[Journal link][arxiv:

A Raman-induced Feshbach resonance in an effectively single-component Fermi gas
R. A. Williams, M. C. Beeler, L. J. LeBlanc, K. Jimenez-Garcia, I. B. Spielman. Physical Review Letters, 111, 095301 (2013).
[Journal Link] [arxiv:1306.1965]

Direct observation of zitterbewegung in a Bose-Einstein condensate
L. J. LeBlanc, M. C. Beeler, K. Jiménez-García, A. R. Perry, S. Sugawa, R. A. Williams, and  I. B. Spielman. New Journal of Physics, 15, 073011 (2013).
2013 New Journal of Physics Highlight
[Journal Link][arxiv:1303.0914]

The spin Hall effect in a quantum gas
M. C. Beeler, R. A. Williams, K. Jiménez-García, L. J. LeBlanc, A. R. Perry, and  I. B. Spielman. Nature 498, 201-204 (2013).
[Journal Link][arxiv:1306.3579]

Controlling Atomic Interactions with Light
Ross A. Williams, Lindsay J. LeBlanc, Karina Jiménez-García, Matthew C. Beeler, Abigail R. Perry, William D. Phillips, and Ian B. Spielman.  Optics and Photonics News, 23, 45-45 (2012).
[Journal Link]

Observation of a superfluid Hall effect
L. J. LeBlanc, K. Jiménez-García, R. A. Williams, M. C. Beeler, A. R. Perry, W. D. Phillips, and  I. B. Spielman. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109, 10811 (2012).
[Journal Link][arxiv:1201.5857]

Peierls Substitution in an Engineered Lattice Potential
K. Jiménez-García, L. J. LeBlanc, R. A. Williams, M. C. Beeler, A. R. Perry, and  I. B. Spielman. Physical Review Letters 108, 225303 (2012).
[Journal Link][arxiv:1201.6630]

Synthetic Partial Waves in Ultracold Atomic Collisions
R. A. Williams, L. J. LeBlanc, K. Jiménez-García, M. C. Beeler, A. R. Perry, W. D. Phillips, and  I. B. Spielman.  Science 335, 314 (2012).
[Journal Link][arxiv:1201.4349]

Toronto publications (2005 - 2011)

Exploring many-body physics with ultracold atoms
Ph.D. Thesis, University of Toronto (2011).

Dynamics of a tunable superfluid junction
L. J. LeBlanc, A.B. Bardon, J. McKeever, M. H. T. Extavour, J. H. Thywissen, F. Piazza, and A. Smerzi.
Physical Review Letters, 106, 025302 (2011).
[Journal Link] [arxiv:1006.3550]

Fermions on atom chips.
M. H. T. Extavour, L. J. LeBlanc, J. McKeever, A. B. Bardon, S. Aubin, S. Myrskog, T. Schumm, and J. H. Thywissenin Atom Chips, J. Reichel, V. Vuletic, eds., (Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2011) pp. 365-394 (Ch. 12).

Repulsive Fermi gas in a harmonic trap: Ferromagnetism and spin textures.
L. J. LeBlanc, J. H. Thywissen, A. Burkov, and A. Paramekanti
Physical Review A 80, 013607 (2009).
[Journal Link] [arxiv:0903.4543]

Species-specific optical lattices.
L. J. LeBlanc and J. H. Thywissen
Physical Review A 75, 053612 (2007).
[Journal Link] [arxiv:cond-mat/0702034]

Dual-species quantum degeneracy of 40K and 87Rb on an atom chip.
M. H. T. Extavour, L. J. LeBlanc, T. Schumm, B. Cieslak, S. Myrskog, A. Stummer, S. Aubin, and J. H. Thywissen.
Atomic Physics 20, 241-249 (2006).

Rapid sympathetic cooling to Fermi degeneracy on a chip.
S. Aubin, S. Myrskog, M.H.T. Extavour, L. J. LeBlanc, D. McKay, A. Stummer, J. H. Thywissen.
Nature Physics 2, 384-387 (2006).
[Journal Link] [arxiv:cond-mat/0609259]

Trapping Fermionic 40K and Bosonic 87Rb on a Chip.
S. Aubin, M.H.T. Extavour, S. Myrskog, L.J. LeBlanc, J. Esteve, S. Singh, P. Scrutton, D. McKay, R. McKenzie, I. Leroux, A. Stummer, and J.H. Thywissen.
J. Low Temp. Phys. 140, 377-396 (2005).
[Journal Link] [arxiv:cond-mat/0502196]


Physics is beauty
Lindsay LeBlanc, Globe and Mail (Facts and Arguments) 11 June 2009.
[Newspaper website]

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