Physics Colloquium: Susanne Yelin, Dense arrays: A novel quantum tool

Wed, Sep 21, 2022 - 04:00 PM — Wed, Sep 21, 2022 - 05:00 PM
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Marshak Science Building, Room 418N, and by Zoom. For details, please contact Sriram Ganeshan,
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Susanne Yelin
Professor of Physics in Residence
Department of Physics,
Harvard, Cambridge, MA 

Dense arrays: A novel quantum tool

The physics of cooperative atoms/radiators in regular 2D arrays is dominated by two properties: first, a strongly frequency-selective reflectivity and second, the ability to confine polariton modes cleanly on the surface. This makes such a system highly sensitive to and controllable by light fields. Applications of these systems include beam steering, quantum information processing, metrology, and nonlinear single-photon techniques. I will introduce the basic physics aspect of such a system, explain some of the implementations with atoms and solid materials before introducing some applications.

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