CCQ/CQOM Colloquium - Ofer Firstenberg, Department of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science
Title: "Quantum nonlinear optics with Rydberg atoms".
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Optical nonlinearities at the few-photon level bring together the fields of quantum optics and nonlinear optics. This regime, so-called quantum nonlinear optics, is described by effective strong interactions between individual photons. I will introduce the basic concepts and the original experiments realizing this regime using ultracold Rydberg atoms. I will overview recent achievements and outstanding proposals, including photon crystallization and the generation of photonic cluster states.