Quantum Optics Seminar
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Speaker: David Paredes, Durham University, England
Title: Optical Quantum Information Processing using Rydberg atoms
Recent experiments have shown that the strong interactions between Rydberg atoms affect the properties of optical photons stored in a cold atomic ensemble using electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT).
Furthermore, it has been observed that applying a resonant microwave field while the photons are stored gives rise to nontrivial dynamics which impact the properties of the retrieved photons.
In this talk, I will discuss some of these experiments carried out in Durham University, and the implementation of quantum gates using the combination of EIT, strong dipole-dipole interactions, and microwave rotations.
Time and place: Thursday 24april, 14:15-15:00, room 1520-732
D. Maxwell et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 103001 (2013) D. Paredes-Barato and C. S. Adams, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 040501 (2014)