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Chains of atoms coupled to a nanofiber waveguide

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 1:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • JILA X325

Speaker Name(s): 

Jean-baptiste Beguin

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

Niels Bohn Institute
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • JILA Public Seminar

Event Details & Abstract: 

Quantum superpositions, squeezed states and multipartite entanglement are features of the quantum world which are central for the future development of quantum information processing and metrology.

I will present simple tools and our latest observations in the experimental exploration of these phenomena with one-dimensional arrays of cold atoms coupled to the light guided by an optical nanofiber.

The sub-wavelength geometry of the nanofiber interface is also an opportunity to improve our control on how light can be scattered by several atoms. I will then give some details about our recent realisation of a switchable mirror made of a few atoms.