Exploring new frontiers of quantum optical science
Prof Mikhail Lukin, Harvard University
We will discuss recent developments involving a new scientific interface between quantum optics, many body physics, nanoscience and quantum information science. Specific examples include the use of quantum optical techniques for manipulation of individual spins and photons using ultra-cold atoms and atom-like impurities in diamond as well as control of light-matter interactions using sub-wavelength localization of optical fields. Novel applications of these techniques ranging from novel approaches to quantum computation at room temperature to strongly interacting photonic systems and nanoscale sensing will be discussed.
The Distinguished Lecturer Series (DLS) follows a colloquium format for a broad audience and will be followed by a reception to provide an opportunity for meeting the speaker.