My group uses atoms and molecules to develop new tools for precision measurements. Our current research projects involve optical atomic clocks and molecular ion spectroscopy.

Recent work

  1. Laser frequency stabilization using a transfer interferometer, Rev. Sci. Intr. (2018)
  2. Oriented polar molecules for electron EDM measurements, Atoms (2018)
  3. Displacement operators: the classical face of their quantum phase, Eur. J. Phys. (2018)
  4. A compact external-cavity diode laser, using feedback from an optical fiber, Rev. Sci. Instr. (2017)
  5. Collisional frequency shift of a trapped-ion optical clock, Phys. Rev. A (2017)
  6. Broadband low-noise photodetector for Pound-Drever-Hall laser stabilization, Rev. Sci. Instr. (2016)
  7. Frequency-offset separated oscillatory fields, Phys. Rev. A (2015)
  8. Optical frequency standards for gravitational wave detection using satellite Doppler velocimetry, New. J. Phys. (2015)


Code and hardware designs developed in my group are freely available at


I teach the following courses at UofT.


MP 033 (lab), MP 1121 (office)
Department of Physics
University of Toronto
60 St. George Street
Toronto ON M5S 1A7, Canada

Phone: +1 416 946 8503
Email: amar.vutha Ͽ

'MP' is the McLennan Physics building, located in UofT's downtown campus.



  • Shira Jackson
  • Nishant Bhatt
  • Jack Davis
  • Shaghayegh Atashi
  • Hiromitsu Sawaoka
  • Luca Talamo
  • Matthew Gerry
  • Wesley Cassidy
  • Murali Andoorveedu

If you are interested in applying for the Banting Fellowship please get in touch with me by Aug 1.

May 2017: Graham, Vivian, Jenny, Stefan, Reynold, Shreyas, Hiro, Nishant