University at Albany

Physics Faculty

Herbert Fotso

Assistant Professor
Office: Physics 214
Telephone:(518) 442-4506
Web: Research webpage

Academic History:
  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University (LSU), Computational Methods for Strongly Correlated Electron Systems (2011)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of physics, Georgetown University (2011-2014)
  • Postdoctoral Associate, US DOE Ames Laboratory, Ames, IA (2014-2016)
  • Assistant Professor, University at Albany (2016-present)
Research Areas:
  • Quantum Information Processing, Quantum Optics, Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, Correlated Quantum Systems out of Equilibrium.
Current Research:
My research is focused on the dynamics of correlated quantum systems away from equilibrium using a combination of analytical and computational methods. Relevant systems include strongly correlated quantum systems driven out of equilibrium by electric fields or quenches, and quantum emitters suitable for Quantum Information Processing.

For the former, we seek, on the one hand, to understand experiments that probe a quantum system by driving it out of equilibrium and measuring the response and, on the other hand, to calibrate experiments that study in situ replicas of model Hamiltonians for strongly correlated systems in optical lattices. For the latter, we want to optimize the properties of systems that are susceptible to be used as quantum bits (qubits) for Quantum Computing.
Selected Publications:
  • Suppressing Spectral Diffusion of the Emitted Photons with Optical Pulses, Herbert F. Fotso, A. E. Feiguin, D. D. Awschalom, and V. V. Dobrovitski, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 033603 (2016).
  • Frustrated phase separation in the momentum distribution of field-driven light-heavy Fermi-Fermi mixtures of ultracold atoms, Herbert F. Fotso, J. C. Vicente, J. K. Freericks, Phys. Rev. A 90, 053630 (2014).
  • Thermalization of Field Driven Quantum Systems, Herbert F. Fotso, K. Mikelsons, J. K. Freericks, Nature’s Scientific Reports 4, 4699 (2014).
  • Proximity of the Superconducting Dome and the Quantum Critical Point in the Two-Dimensional Hubbard Model, S.-X. Yang, Herbert F. Fotso, S.-Q. Su, D. Galanakis, E. Khatami, J.-H. She, J. Moreno, J. Zaanen, and M. Jarrell, Phys.Rev. Lett. 106, 047004 (2011).
  • Parquet Approximation for the 4 × 4 Hubbard Cluster, S. X. Yang, Herbert F. Fotso, J. Liu, T. A. Maier, K. Tomko, E. F. DAzevedo, R. T. Scalettar, T. Pruschke, and M. Jarrell, Phys. Rev. E 80, 046706 (2009).