From Quantum Optical Demonstration to Quantum Technology
28th November 2016, PHYSIKALISCHES KOLLOQUIUM, Hörsaal H-NB, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Start: 28th November 2016 11:00
End: 28th November 2016 01:00 p.m.
Prof. Dr. Dieter Meschede , Universität Bonn
Prof. Dr. A. D. Wieck, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
With quantum optical experiments - interacting isolated atoms and photons - the feasibility of controlled quantum processes has been demonstrated typically for systems with a small number of degrees of freedom. I will present a few examples (two atoms radiating jointly, an atomic bomb test disproving the role of classical trajectories) which illustrate the role of important and fundamental physical concepts such as the quantum superposition principle.
An interesting question is whether we can put forward our experimental findings to obtain significance for technological developments. I will discuss some aspects of this question.