Special JFI Seminar Talk

Sponsored by
France-Chicago Center and College de France

Prof. Serge Haroche (bio.)

College de France and Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
JFI Distinguished Visitor for 2007

Exploring the Quantum Dynamics of Atoms and Photons in Cavities (I):
Entanglement, Complementarity and Quantum Logic

Monday, October 8, 2007

1:30 pm, KPTC 206

Abstract: In this first seminar, I will present the basics of Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics, the domain of quantum optics which deals with atoms and photons interacting in high Q cavities. I will describe experiments in which atoms and photons are entangled in a deterministic way, leading to the demonstration of quantum gates and to  the implementation of simple quantum information operations.  These experiments will also serve to illustrate the quantum concept of complementarity.

Host: Cheng Chin and Tom Witten

The University of Chicago

This poster is on the internet at http://ultracold.uchicago.edu/haroche/seminar1.html