Kolkowitz group publications and pre-prints


  • X. Zheng, J. Dolde, M.C. Cambria, H.M. Lim, and S. Kolkowitz, “A lab-based test of the gravitational redshift with a miniature clock network,” Nature Communications 14, 4886 (2023).
  • M.C. Cambria, G. Theiring, A. Norambuena, H.T. Dinani, A. Gardill, I. Kemeny, V. Lordi, A. Gali, J.R. Maze, and S. Kolkowitz, “A physically motivated analytical expression for the temperature dependence of the zero-field splitting of the nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond,” arXiv:2306.05318 (2023).
  • M.C. Cambria, A. Norambuena, H.T. Dinani, G. Theiring, A. Gardill, I. Kemeny, Y. Li, V. Lordi, A. Gali, J.R. Maze, and S. Kolkowitz, “Temperature-dependent phonon-induced relaxation of the nitrogen-vacancy spin triplet in diamond,” Physical Review Letters, 130 256903 (2023).
  • X. Zheng, J. Dolde, and S. Kolkowitz, “Reducing the instability of an optical lattice clock using multiple atomic ensembles,” arXiv:2305.12315 (2023). 
  • R. Vidrio, D. Vincent, B. Bachman, C. Saucedo, M. Zahedian, Z. Xu, J. Lai, T.A. Grotjohn, S. Kolkowitz, J.-H. Seo, R.J. Hamers, K.G. Ray, Z. Ma, J.T. Choy, “Effects of molecular contamination and sp2 carbon on oxidation of (100) single-crystal diamond surfaces,” arXiv:2304.02217 (2023).
  • M. Zahedian, J. Liu, R. Vidrio, S. Kolkowitz, J.T. Choy, “Modeling of Radiative Emission from Shallow Color Centers in Single Crystalline Diamond,” Laser and Photonics Review, 2200529 (2023). 


  • J. Rovny, Z. Yuan, M. Fitzpatrick, A.I. Abdalla, L. Futamura, C. Fox, M.C. Cambria, S. Kolkowitz, and N.P. de Leon, “Nanoscale covariance magnetometry with diamond quantum sensors,” Science, 378, no. 6626 (2022).
  • I. Alonso, et al. “Cold Atoms in Space: Community Workshop Summary and Proposed Road- Map.” EPJ Quantum Technology 9 (1), 1-55 (2022).
  • V. Schkolnik, et al. “Optical Atomic Clock aboard an Earth-orbiting Space Station (OACESS): Enhancing searches for physics beyond the standard model in space.” Quantum Science and Technology 8 (1), 014003 (2022).
  • A. Gardill, I. Kemeny, Y. Li, M. Zahedian, M.C. Cambria, X. Xu, V. Lordi, A. Gali, J.R. Maze, J. Choy, and S. Kolkowitz, “Super-resolution Airy disk microscopy of individual color centers in diamond,” ACS Photonics, (2022).
  • Y. Wu, S. Kolkowitz, S. Puri, and J.D. Thompson, “Erasure conversion for fault-tolerant quantum computing in alkaline earth Rydberg atom arrays,” Nature Communications, 13, 4657 (2022).
  • A. Sharma, S. Kolkowitz, and M. Saffman, “Analysis of a Cesium lattice optical clock,” pre-print available at: arXiv:2203.08708 (2022).
  • X. Zheng, J. Dolde, V. Lochab, B.N. Merriman, H. Li, and S. Kolkowitz, “Differential clock comparisons with a multiplexed optical lattice clock,” Nature 602, 425–430 (2022).


  • A. Gardill, I. Kemeny, M.C. Cambria, Y. Li, H.T. Dinani, A. Norambuena, J.R. Maze, V. Lordi, and S. Kolkowitz, “Probing charge dynamics in diamond with an individual color center,” Nano Letters, 21 (16), 6960-6966 (2021).
  • L.V.H. Rodgers, L.B. Hughes, M. Xie, P.C. Maurer, S. Kolkowitz, A.C. Bleszynski Jayich, and N.P. de Leon, “Materials challenges for quantum technologies based on color centers in diamond,” MRS Bulletin, 46, 623-633 (2021).
  • B.F. Bachman, Z.R. Jones, G.R. Jaffe, J. Salman, R. Wambold, Z. Yu, J.T. Choy, S.J. Kolkowitz, M.A. Eriksson, M.A. Kats, and R.J. Hamers, “High-Density Covalent Grafting of Spin-Active Molecular Moieties to Diamond Surfaces,” Langmuir, 37 (30), 9222-9231 (2021).
  • J. Van Damme, X. Zheng, M. Saffman, M.G. Vavilov, and S. Kolkowitz, “Impacts of random filling on spin squeezing via Rydberg dressing in optical clocks,” PRA, 103, 023106 (2021).
  • M.C. Cambria, A. Gardill, Y. Li, A. Norambuena, J.R. Maze, and S. Kolkowitz, “State-dependent phonon-limited spin relaxation of nitrogen-vacancy centers,” Physical Review Research, 3, 013123 (2021).
  • R.A. Wambold, Z. Yu, Y. Xiao, B. Bachman, G. Jaffe, S. Kolkowitz, J.T. Choy, M. Eriksson, R.J. Hamers, and M.A. Kats, “Adjoint-optimized nanoscale light extractor for nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond,” Nanophotonics, 10(1), 393-401 (2021).



Book chapters:

  • S. Kolkowitz and J. Ye, “Precision Timekeeping: Optical Atomic Clocks,” pp. 139-156 in Handbook of Laser Technology & Applications, 2nd Ed., C. Guo, Ed., CRC Press, London (2021). (Invited)

Prior publications:

For a list of Shimon’s publications from before he came to UW-Madison, please consult his C.V., which can be found here.