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Quantum Field Laser Laboratory
Department of Physics and Astronomy Seoul National University
Rm. 209, Bldg. 23, Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-747, Korea
Tel: +82-2-880-8286
FAX: +82-2-884-3002
E-Mail: kwan(a)phya.snu.ac.kr; ulzeean(at)snu.ac.kr
URL: http://sal.snu.ac.kr, http://wcubec.snu.ac.kr
Prof. Kyungwon An was born in Taejon in 1960. He was grown up in Seoul and went to Wooie Elementary School, Dong-Sung Middle School and Dae-Il High School. He entered Seoul National University in 1979 and studied physics for his bachelor and master degrees. He then studied quantum optics and atomic physics at MIT from 1986 to 1994 for his Ph.D. degree under supervision of Prof. Michael S. Feld. His Ph.D. dissertation was on the realization of the single-atom laser. He came back to Korean as a physics professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technolgy in Taejon in 1998. There he carred out a research project (housed in Center for Macroscopic Quantum-field Lasers directed by him) funded by Creative Research Initiative of Ministry of Science and Technology from 1999 to 2001. Since December of 2001 he has been an assistant/ associate/ full professor at Seoul National University. His current research interests are quantum information based on atom-cavity systems and optical lattice and the cavity-QED microlaser and quantum chaos in deformed microcavities.
  • Vinci of Excellence Award on the development of the first single-atom laser, LVMH foundation in France, 1995.
  • Outstanding Young Researcher Award, The Association of Korean Physicists in America, 1996.
  • Young Scientist Award in Physics, The Korean Academy of Science and Technology, 1999.
  • Best Paper Award on the first demonstration of evanescent-wave-coupled-gain microlasers, Korean Photonics Conference, 2000.
  • SNU Education Award, Seoul National University, 2011
  • Scientier, a series article on the Science Weekly in Korean, Ooc. 2003.
  • Photonics Spectra, an article on the evanescent-wave-coupled-gain microlaser, Feb. 2001.
  • Who's Who in the World, 20th Edition (2003).
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 4th Edition (1998-1999)
  • Science, Nature, Physics Today, Physics World, TechTalk, Photonics Spectra, etc., articles on the single-atom laser, 1994-1995.
Recent Publications
See the publication section for recent publications since 2000.
Last updated: February 25, 2014