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Optical atomic clock: a case study for the quantum technology revolution

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • Duane Physics Room G1B20

Speaker Name(s): 

Jun Ye

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

JILA, CU Boulder
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • Physics Department Colloquium

Event Details & Abstract: 

Precise quantum state engineering of individual atoms has led to the unprecedented measurement performance for time and frequency. The use of many atoms not only enhances the counting statistics, but is also emerging as a powerful tool to protect against systematic uncertainties. At the core of the new JILA three-dimensional optical lattice clock is a quantum gas of fermionic atoms that are spatially correlated to guard against motional and collisional effects.  The convolution of precision control of light and matter is helping bridge different disciplines in physics and fostering new capabilities to probe fundamental and emerging phenomena.

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