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Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

"Quantum optics in new systems: from plasmonics to cold atoms"

Alexey Akimov, Ph.D.
Russian Quantum Center


Among main streams of modern society development are fast developing filed of information processing and development of new materials. One of key challenges in modern information processing is enabling efficient transfer of quantum information stored in atomic like system onto photon and vice versa. Photons are almost perfect information carriers while atomic spins provide controllable system for performing operations or serve as memory. Building such an interface will find a lot of applications not only in quantum and classical information processing and related question of long distance quantum communication but also will be highly demanded for metrological and sensing applications. On another side understanding of complicated materials require strong computational resources, often far beyond possibilities of best supercomputers. Powerful approach to address this issue developed over last year is replacing complicated numerical simulation by quantum simulation based on use of cold atom in optical lattices.

Friday, April 17, 2015
Hawking Auditorium , 2 PM
Mitchell Physics Building

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Texas A&M University