Exploring new frontiers of quantum optical science

Event Date: 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Broida 1640

Event Contact: 

Refreshments served at 3:40!

Speaker:

Mikhail Lukin - Department of Physics, Harvard

We will discuss  recent developments  involving a new scientific interface between quantum optics, many body physics, nanoscience and quantum information science. Specific examples include the use of quantum optical techniques for manipulation of individual spins using atom-like impurities in diamond and for controlling  individual optical photons using strongly interacting ultra-cold atoms. Novel applications of these techniques ranging from approaches to quantum computation at room temperature to strongly interacting photonic systems and nanoscale sensing in biology will be discussed.