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Tue January 1, 2013

Markus Greiner wins 2013 APS Rabi Prize

The 19th ICOLS conference takes place June 8-12 in Hokkaido, Japan, with CUA representation. Vladan Vuletic will report on a joint MIT-Harvard CUA experiment with Mikhail Lukin on switching of light with light using pulses containing only a few hundred photons. For a readable explanation of how to make light interact with light see the...
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Tue January 1, 2013

Jennifer Schloss wins Hertz Foundation Fellowship

The 19th ICOLS conference takes place June 8-12 in Hokkaido, Japan, with CUA representation. Vladan Vuletic will report on a joint MIT-Harvard CUA experiment with Mikhail Lukin on switching of light with light using pulses containing only a few hundred photons. For a readable explanation of how to make light interact with light see the...
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Tue January 1, 2013

Targeted Delivery of Nanodiamonds into Living Cells

Techniques developed in AMO physics has long served as foundations for various imaging modalities in chemistry and biology. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one such example: through the mapping of proton nuclear spin resonances under the magnetic field gradient, MRI enables both structural and functional imaging of our bodies in an unprecedented detail. Magnetometry using...
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Tue January 1, 2013

Progress on Laser Cooling of CaF

The internal structure and the long-range dipole-dipole interactions of ultracold polar molecules open new avenues in studying physics such as the quantum simulation of strongly correlated Hamiltonians, ultracold controlled chemistry or precision measurements. At present, a reliable general method to produce an ultracold sample of molecules is desired, but not available. The goal of this...
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Tue January 1, 2013

Quantum Logic between Remote Quantum Registers

We considered two approaches to dark-spin-mediated quantum computing in hybrid solid-state spin architectures. First, we reviewed the notion of eigenmode-mediated unpolarized spin-chain state transfer and extended the analysis to various experimentally relevant imperfections: quenched disorder, dynamical decoherence, and uncompensated long-range coupling. In finite-length chains, the interplay between disorder-induced localization and decoherence yielded a natural optimal...
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Tue January 1, 2013

Keldysh Approach for Non-equilibrium Phase Transitions in Quantum Optics: Beyond the Dicke Model in Optical Cavities

We investigated nonequilibrium phase transitions for driven atomic ensembles interacting with a cavity mode and coupled to a Markovian dissipative bath. In the thermodynamic limit and at low frequencies, we showed that the distribution function of the photonic mode was thermal, with an effective temperature set by the atom-photon interaction strength. That behavior characterized the...
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Tue January 1, 2013

Dissipative Preparation of Spin Squeezed Atomic Ensembles in a Steady State

We presented and analyzed an approach for the generation of atomic spin-squeezed states. Our method involved the collective coupling of an atomic ensemble to a decaying mode of an open optical cavity. We demonstrated the existence of a collective atomic dark state, decoupled from the radiation field. Through the explicit construction of that state we...
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Tue January 1, 2013

Nanometer-scale Thermometry in a Living Cell

Sensitive probing of temperature variations on nanometre scales is an outstanding challenge in many areas of modern science and technology. In particular, a thermometer capable of subdegree temperature resolution over a large range of temperatures as well as integration within a living system could provide a powerful new tool in many areas of biological, physical...
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Tue January 1, 2013

Timekeeping with Electronic Spin States in Diamond

Frequency standards based on atomic states, such as Rb or Cs vapors, or single-trapped ions, are the most precise measures of time. We proposed and analyzed a precision oscillator approach based upon spins in a solid-state system, in particular, the nitrogen-vacancy defect in single-crystal diamond. We showed that that system could have stability that approached...
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Tue January 1, 2013

Coherence and Raman Sideband Cooling of a Single Atom in an Optical Tweezer

We investigated quantum control of a single atom in a tightly focused optical tweezer trap. We showed that inevitable spatially varying polarization gave rise to significant internal-state decoherence but that the effect could be mitigated by an appropriately chosen magnetic bias field. That enabled Raman sideband cooling of a single atom close to its three-dimensional...
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