Cool quantum optics with hot Rb atoms
Prof. Irina Novikova
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA
3:30 pm Friday, 9 August 2013
EN313, EN Building, Hawthorn.
Harnessing quantum mechanical properties of light opens up exciting possibilities for quantum information and precision metrology.
In this talk I will discuss a possible realization of strong coupling between a quantum optical field and a collective spin excitation in atomic vapor via electromagnetically induced transparency, and its possible applications for precision metrology and quantum memory. I will also review recent progress of our experimental group in development of a vapor cell-based source of squeezed vacuum based on polarization self-rotation effect and squeezed vacuum pulse dynamics.
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