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QUANTUM OPTICS/ AMO PHYSICS SEMINAR SERIES


"Quantum Engineering of Light and Atoms"


Alexander Lvovsky
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada


ABSTRACT 

Although the quantum nature of light has been discovered over a century ago, controlling its quantum states still presents a considerable technical challenge. The past decade has shown significant progress in solving it. Using entangled light sources, linear optical transformations and conditional measurements, we are able to produce and measure increasingly complex quantum optical states. Furthermore, we are learning to expand these methods to produce arbitrary quantum states of collective atomic excitations. Mastering these abilities is paramount for further development of quantum information technology.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011
IQSE 578, 4:00 p.m.
Mitchell Physics Building





Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering