Quantum Siimulator with Atoms and Photons in a Hollow Core Fiber

Condensed Matter Seminar
Leong-Chuan Kwek

To circumvent the limitations of conventional computers in tackling complex physical processes, Richard Feynman proposed nearly thirty years ago a means of using well-understood quantum systems called quantum simulators (or quantum emulators) to emulate similar, but otherwise poorly understood, quantum systems. Among the various physical systems that could be used to build a quantum simulator, one possibility is the use of regular arrays of atoms or ions that are held in place by laser fields. In this talk, we describe how a quantum simulator is also possible through photons propagating through a nonlinear optical waveguide and interacting with cold atomic ensemble placed inside the fiber. Host: Albert Chang

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:30am
location: 
Physics 128
contact: 
Paul, Cristin
660-2491