YQI/EE Talk - Robert Loew - University of Stuttgart

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Event description: 

Making hot atoms interact

The research and the spectroscopy of hot vapors carry great potential, ranging from fundamental research to robust applications in the context of quantum technologies.

In the past decades the spectroscopy of atomic and molecular gases at room temperature has lost some attention due to the focus on cold atomic systems. Still, due to their experimental simplicity, their robustness, and their fundamental nature, they hold the promise to realize real-world quantum devices. Their narrow-band transitions and high optical depths enable such vapor cell science to implement excellent sensors, references, metrologic devices or building blocks in quantum optics.

In this talk I will focus on optical non-linearities induced by atom-atom interactions, either by highly excited Rydberg states or for low lying states via the resonant dipole-dipole interaction. These non-linearities are manifest at the single photon level and can be exploited to generate and process non-linear light fields. As a platform we us a variety of cell types and excitation schemes, where the most advanced ones involve integrated photonic waveguides and microresonators.

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