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QUANTUM OPTICS / AMO PHYSICS SEMINAR


"Quantum-inspired bio-sensing with nitrogen-vacancy diamond"


Philip Hemmer
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
Texas A&M University


ABSTRACT 

All of the key elements needed to build a room-temperature solid-state quantum computer have been demonstrated using nitrogen-vacancy (NV) color centers in diamond. However, for most quantum computing applications room temperature operation is not essential. The situation is very different for biological sensing applications where operation at room temperature and in ambient environments is critical, especially for bio-sensing in living cells. To this end NV diamond has recently shown the potential for quantum enhanced sensing of nano-scale magnetic fields, such as those of interest in biological environments. In this talk I will review recent progress in this area and discuss the remaining technical challenges.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012
IQSE 578, 12:30 p.m.
Mitchell Physics Building


Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

(Coffee and Cookies to be served 12:15 p.m.)