YQI/Poorvu Center Colloquium - Andrew Houck - Princeton

Event time: 
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
YQI Seminar room See map
17 hillhouse Ave
Event description: 

Many-body quantum optics in superconducting circuits

Superconducting circuits provide an excellent platform for the study of non-equilibrium quantum simulation and quantum simulation in exotic lattices. In circuit QED, a superconducting qubit mediates very strong effective photon-photon interactions. In networks of circuit QED elements, a competition between hopping and interactions can be realized, leading to steady state phase transitions in a damped driven system. Here, we will discuss dynamical phase transitions in a circuit QED dimer and dissipative phase transitions observed in a one-dimensional lattice, tunable interactions in a bandgap medium, and progress towards understanding lattices in curved space.