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Nanoscopic atomic lattices with light mediated interactions

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 11:00am

Seminar Location: 

  • JILA X317

Speaker Name(s): 

Juan Muniz Silva

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

Caltech
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • AMO Seminar

Event Details & Abstract: 

Integrating atoms with nanophotonic structures enables the exploration of new paradigms in quantum optics and many body physics. By tailoring the optical properties of nanophotonic systems, it is possible to engineer light-matter couplings. For example, dispersion-engineered photonic crystal waveguides (PCWs) permit not only stable trapping and probing of ultracold neutral atoms, but also the possibility to study the physics of strong, photon mediated interactions between atoms. In this talk I will revisit the experimental progress towards trapping several atom in a 1D PCW and the extension to future generations of 1D and 2D PCW.