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Add to Calendar 10/12/2018 1:00 pm 10/12/2018 America/Chicago Condensed Matter Seminar: "Interfacing Spins with Photons for Quantum Simulation and Quantum Control" DESCRIPTION:

Coupling many atoms to a single mode of light provides an efficient means of spreading quantum information across an extended many-body system.  I will report on experiments in which we harness photons in an optical cavity to mediate “flip-flop” interactions among distant spins in a millimeter-long cloud of laser-cooled atoms.  We characterize the spin-exchange interactions via quench dynamics and imaging of the local magnetization, demonstrating optical control of the interactions' strength and sign.  Furthermore, we observe signatures of correlated pair creation in Zeeman states of a spin-1 system, a light-mediated analog of collisional spin mixing in Bose-Einstein condensates.  In contrast to direct collisional interactions, non-local photon-mediated interactions offer unprecedented opportunities for engineering the spatial structure of spin-spin couplings and correlations.  I will describe prospects for tailoring atom-light interactions to enable new directions in quantum simulation and to generate new resources for quantum-enhanced sensing.

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Monika Schleier-Smith, Stanford University

190 ESB

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Condensed Matter Seminar: "Interfacing Spins with Photons for Quantum Simulation and Quantum Control"

Speaker Monika Schleier-Smith, Stanford University
Date: 10/12/2018
Time: 1 p.m.
Location:

190 ESB

Sponsor:

Physics - Condensed Matter

Event Type: Seminar/Symposium
 

Coupling many atoms to a single mode of light provides an efficient means of spreading quantum information across an extended many-body system.  I will report on experiments in which we harness photons in an optical cavity to mediate “flip-flop” interactions among distant spins in a millimeter-long cloud of laser-cooled atoms.  We characterize the spin-exchange interactions via quench dynamics and imaging of the local magnetization, demonstrating optical control of the interactions' strength and sign.  Furthermore, we observe signatures of correlated pair creation in Zeeman states of a spin-1 system, a light-mediated analog of collisional spin mixing in Bose-Einstein condensates.  In contrast to direct collisional interactions, non-local photon-mediated interactions offer unprecedented opportunities for engineering the spatial structure of spin-spin couplings and correlations.  I will describe prospects for tailoring atom-light interactions to enable new directions in quantum simulation and to generate new resources for quantum-enhanced sensing.

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