Quantum Lunch Location:
T-Division Conference Room, TA-3,
Building 123, Room 121
Quantum Institute: Visitor Schedule
The Quantum Lunch is regularly held on Thursdays in the Theoretical Division Conference Room, TA-3, Building 123, Room 121.
For more information, contact Diego Dalvit.
To add your name to the Quantum Lunch email list, contact Charlotte Carter
Thursday, April 9, 2009
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Luis Orozco, Joint Quantum Institute and University of Maryland
Technical Host: Malcolm Boshier
TOPIC: From photon bursts to quantum beats. Experiments in cavity QED
A single rubidium atom interacting with the two orthogonal polarization modes of an optical cavity presents new possibilities for studying the interaction of light with matter. This system, through spontaneous emission and Faraday rotation, allows for single atom detection. Experiments with moderate coupling between the atom and the modes show conditional dynamics visible through correlation function measurements including the evolution of quantum beats in the ground state.
Work done in collaboration with David Norris and Eric Cahoon with NSF support.