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OSA Student Chapter Meeting


MAIN TALK
SPEAKER: Hui Dong
TITLE: Photon-blockade as protection in photosynthesis antenna with cyclic structures
ABSTRACT:
The discovery of long-lived coherence in light-harvesting systems has attracted a lot of attention from many other fields beside biology. In this talk, the main machinery in green plants, as well as in photosynthetic bacteria will be briefly introduced along with recent experimental progresses via methods originated from quantum optics. Based on the anti-bunching effect observed in these experiments, I will show how the mechanism of photo-blockade may be important in light-harvesting systems as a protection from damage by excess sunlight.





OPTICS NEWS
SPEAKER: Han Cai
TITLE: Spectral hole burning and its application in microwave photonics


Reference: Putz, S., Angerer, A., Krimer, D.O., Glattauer, R., Munro, W.J., Rotter, S., Schmiedmayer, J. and Majer, J.. Nature Photonics, 2017 11(1), pp.36-39.




Thursday, January 26, 2017
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: Sasha Zhdanova