Tue April 17, 2018 4:00 pm

Quantum optics in structured waveguides

Location:MIT 4 - 270
Professor Ignacio Cirac, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
Ten Minute Talk:"Laser Cooling of Optically Trapped Molecules" by Loic Anderegg

Recent progress in both nano-fabrication and atomic physics allows us to couple atoms (or other emitters) to structured waveguides. In this talk I will report on different opportunities that are opened up by those systems, including the observation of many-photon bound states, the preparation of Fock states, the simulation of long-range spin interacting models, or the observation of exotic features in collective decays. I will also explain how the same phenomena could be observed in a completely different setup consisting of atoms in state-dependent optical lattices. Here the role of the emitters and the photons in the waveguide are played by atoms in different internal states.

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