Talk on "Choreographing Quantum Spin Dynamics with Light"

08.05.2019 13:00 - 14:00

by Monika Schleier-Smith; Stanford University

The dream of the quantum engineer is to have an “arbitrary waveform generator” for designing quantum states and Hamiltonians. Motivated by this vision, I will report on advances in optical control of long-range interactions among cold atoms. By coupling atoms to light in an optical resonator, we induce non-local spin-exchange interactions and observe photon-mediated spin mixing, a new mechanism for producing correlated atom pairs. In a separate platform, we employ Rydberg dressing to induce Ising interactions in a dilute gas of cesium atoms in their hyperfine clock states. I will discuss prospects in quantum metrology, quantum state engineering, and quantum simulation enabled by the versatility of optical control.


Host: M. Aspelmeyer

Ernst-Mach-Lecture Hall, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2nd floor, 1090 Vienna