Cool quantum optics with hot atoms

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 – 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Reiss 502
Irinia Novikova
Dept. of Physics, William and Mary

Efficient and reliable quantum communication will require the control of the quantum state of both photons and atoms. In this talk I will discuss a possible realization of strong coupling between quantum optical field and collective spin excitation in atomic vapor via electromagnetically induced transparency, as well as possible applications of the effect for precision metrology, quantum memory and generation of non-classical light.

Host: Jeff Urbach