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Manipulating atoms with light: laser cooling to Bose-Einstein condensation and 51 atomic qubits Prof. Vladan Vuletic

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 11:15 to 12:30 Auditorium

Since the first demonstration of laser cooling and trapping three decades ago, our abilities to manipulate atomic ensembles and individual atoms with light have been substantially extended. Among those novel capabilities, I will discuss a new method how to directly optically cool an atomic gas to form a Bose-Einstein condensate, without any evaporation. I will also discuss the deterministic preparation of a large array of individual atoms with controlled optically induced long-range Ising type interactions for quantum simulation, and potentially, quantum computing.