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Dr Ivan Herrera Benzaquen

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Biography

My current and past research interests focus on; quantum control, quantum simulation and matter-wave interferometry with ultra-cold atoms. Quantum control is a rapidly evolving research area, which has developed over the last three decades. Controlling quantum phenomena has been an implicit goal of much quantum physics and chemistry research since the establishment of quantum mechanics. One of the main goals in quantum control theory is to find and develop a series of systematic methods for the active manipulation and control of quantum systems. This goal is nontrivial since microscopic quantum systems have many unique characteristics e.g., entanglement and coherence) which do not occur in classical mechanical systems and the dynamics of quantum systems must be described by quantum theory. Since my arrival to Auckland in 2015, I began to make a contribution in the world of cavity quantum electrodynamics (cQED)  setting-up a new cQED experiment with cold Caesium atoms in all-fibre optical cavity with a nanofibre section. My specific interests use this system to generation and retrieval of single spin excitation within an ensemble of atoms. A solid scheme for entanglement distribution by way of a quantum repeater.My current and past research interests focus on; quantum control, quantum simulation and matter-wave interferometry with ultra-cold atoms. Quantum control is a rapidly evolving research area, which has developed over the last three decades. Controlling quantum phenomena has been an implicit goal of much quantum physics and chemistry research since the establishment of quantum mechanics. One of the main goals in quantum control theory is to find and develop a series of systematic methods for the active manipulation and control of quantum systems. This goal is nontrivial since microscopic quantum systems have many unique characteristics e.g., entanglement and coherence) which do not occur in classical mechanical systems and the dynamics of quantum systems must be described by quantum theory. Since my arrival to Auckland in 2015, I began to make a contribution in the world of cavity quantum electrodynamics (cQED)  setting-up a new cQED experiment with cold Caesium atoms in all-fibre optical cavity with a nanofibre section. My specific interests use this system to generation and retrieval of single spin excitation within an ensemble of atoms. A solid scheme for entanglement distribution by way of a quantum repeater.

Fields of Research

  • Quantum Physics - 020600

Publications

Also published as: Herrera Benzaquen, Ivan; Herrera Benzaquen, I.
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