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Quantum Optics Seminar

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Thursday 24 April 2014,  at 14:15 - 15:00

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)


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