Condensed Matter Seminar Series

Quantum Simulator with Atoms and Photons in a Hollow Core Fiber

Leong-Chuan Kwek

Inst. of Advanced Studies at Nanyang Tech Univ. & Center for Quantum Technologies (Singapore)

Thursday Feb 20,  11:30 am,  Room 298,  Physics Building

Abstract:  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

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