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Quantum Institute : 2012 Quantum Lunch Seminar Schedule


  • Coordinator
    Adolfo del Campo
  • 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.

The organizing committee includes Ryan O. Behunin (T-4 & CNLS), Malcolm Boshier (P-21), Adolfo del Campo (T-4 & CNLS), Michael Di Rosa (C-PCS), Ivar Martin (T-4), Changhyun Ryu (P-21), Rolando D. Somma (T-4), Christopher Ticknor (T-1), and Wojciech H. Zurek (T-4).

For more information, or to nominate a speaker, contact Adolfo del Campo.

To add your name to the Quantum Lunch email list, contact Ellie Vigil.

Thursday, February 9, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Speaker: Andrew Sykes (T-4/T-CNLS)

Technical Host:

TOPIC: Probing the quantum state of a 1D Bose gas using off-resonant light scattering

The remarkable progress made in cold atom physics over the past two decades has been facilitated by the precision and flexibility of the measurement tools available to experimentalists. Optical probing by lasers has proved to be one of the most important tools, for example absorption and phase contrast imaging have been extensively used to measure atomic density in boson and fermion systems. In this talk, I will present a theoretical treatment of coherent light scattering from an interacting 1D Bose gas at finite temperatures. I will show how this can provide a non-destructive measurement of the quantum state of the atomic system.

Collaborators: Rob Ballagh from Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand, and Malcolm Boshier from P-division.

Reference: Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 270403 (2011)

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