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CM - AMO SEMINAR | Surface Enhanced Quantum Control

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
12:00 AM
335 West Hall

Miniaturization of quantum technologies have led to physics that require the marriage of atomic physics and nanomaterials science. Some of the resulting areas of research are hybrid quantum devices, single-molecule spectroscopies, table-top intense field generators, etc. I will present an area of research that I dub "Surface-enhanced quantum control" that is an exciting way of controlling light and nanomatter. By combining the electromagnetic enhancement properties of plasmonic nanomaterials with the modification of the atomic properties, we can achieve an unprecedented level of control over quantum dynamics. I will present an example of surface-enhanced qubit purification, in which we try to purify quantum states near metal nanostructures by the application of a weak near-resonant control field.