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"The Micromaser: from Quantum Science to
Quantum Technology

Thomas Becker
Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics
Garching, Germany


In the talk, I will review important micromaser experiments of the past two decades. I will try to show, how the focus of the experiments shifted from quantum science to quantum technology. I will also present some new thoughts on old experiments, which include an analysis of atomic hyperfine structure and a comparison between semiclassical and quantized Rabi oscillations. Finally, I will show the latest results in the micromaser experiment which are about Rabi oscillations with ground state atoms and a experiment - theory comparison of maser resonance curves.

Monday, September 5, 2011
IQSE 578, 11:00 a.m.
Mitchell Physics Building

Texas A\&M University
Institute for Quantum Science & Engineering