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OSA Student Chapter Meeting***

SPEAKER: James Gerity
TITLE:How to be invisible: Active camouflage in cuttlefish and other cephalopods
Cuttlefish exhibit a remarkably fast and well-matched camouflage mechanism, actively modifying the structure and optical properties of their skin to produce complex visual patterns in order to avoid detection by predators and prey alike, communicate with others, and even to infiltrate a rivalís harem with a gender-bending disguise. I will present a brief overview of the physiological features that drive this camouflage, as well as an optical model (due to Sutherland et al.) describing the underlying physics and a comparison of its predictions to in situ spectrometry performed recently by Akkaynak et al.

SPEAKER: Ellie Figueroa
TITLE: Creating Quantum Links Between Photons That Don't Exist at the Same Time
The paper discussed fully characterized an entangled pair of photons that have never coexisted. Using entanglement swapping between two temporally separated photon pairs, the authors entangle one photon from the first pair with another photon from the second pair. The first photon was detected even before the other was created. The observed two-photon state demonstrates that entanglement can be shared between timelike separated quantum systems.

In addition, we will also host our Start-Of-Semester BBQ this FRIDAY at 5:30pm at Hensel Park (502 College Ave, College Station, TX 77840). Come mingle with the OSA and SPIE crowd for some awesome BBQ and a great time!

Friday, September 13, 2013
IQSE 578, 12:30 noon
Mitchell Physics Building

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

(Pizza lunch as usual. Newcomers welcome!)

Host: Ellie Figueroa