Event Type

Year

The Quantum Center - Weekly Seminar

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Date: 
Tue, 24/05/202212:00-13:30
See also: Seminars, 2022
Location: 
Danziger B - Seminars Room
Lecturer: 
Prof. Ofer Firstenberg

Title:

"Strong photon-photon interactions using Rydberg atoms"

 

Abstract

We realize effective interactions between propagating photons by coupling light to highly-excited atoms (Rydberg atoms) in a gas. We use ultracold atomic ensembles, warm atomic vapors in micro-cells and around tapered optical fibers, and (in the near future) ordered arrays of single trapped atoms. In the regime of strong photon-photon interaction, we observe two-photon (conditional) phase shifts exceeding pi, photonic bound states, genuine three-photon interaction, and the formation of optical quantum vortices.