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Kurt Jacobs

Assistant Professor of Physics

Department of Physics
University of Massachusetts at Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125

Quantum Nonlinear Dynamics and Control Group
Office: S–3–115
Email: here
Phone: 617 287 6044
Fax: 617 287 6053

Research Interests
Quantum feedback control, the quantum-to-classical transition and quantum information theory
Physics 211: Introduction to Contemporary Physics   (Fall)
Physics 312: Analytical Mechanics  (Spring)
Physics 362: Computational Science   (Fall)
Physics 650: Introduction to Stochastic Processes   (Spring)

Selected Publications 

Locally Optimal Control of Quantum Systems with Strong Feedback

A. Shabani and K. Jacobs,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 230403 (2008)

Rapid Measurement of Quantum Systems Using Feedback Control

J. Combes, H. M. Wiseman and K. Jacobs,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 160503 (2008)

Engineering Quantum States of a Nano-Resonator via a Simple Auxiliary System

K. Jacobs,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 117203 (2007)

Feedback Control of Non-linear Quantum Systems: a Rule of Thumb
K. Jacobs and A. P. Lund
Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 020501 (2007)

Continuous Measurement of the Energy Eigenstates of a Nano-Mechanical Resonator
without a Non-Demolition Probe

K. Jacobs, P. Lougovski and M. Blencowe
Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 147201 (2007)

Emergence of Chaos in Quantum Systems Far from the Classical Limit
S. Habib, K. Jacobs and K. Shizume,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 010403 (2006)

Continuous Quantum Measurement and the Emergence of Classical Chaos
T. Bhattacharya, S. Habib and K. Jacobs,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 4852-4855 (2000)

Feedback-Control of Quantum Systems Using Continuous State-Estimation
A. Doherty and K. Jacobs,
Phys Rev. A 60, 2700 (1999)