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Quantum Many-Body Systems
Secretariat: Kristina Schuldt
Phone:        +49 89 3 29 05 - 138

Theory
Secretariat: Andrea Kluth
Phone:        +49 89 3 29 05 - 736

Laser Spectroscopy
Secretariat: Ingrid Hermann
Phone:        +49 89 3 29 05 - 712

Attosecond Physics
Secretariat: Corin Abert
Phone:        +49 89 3 29 05 - 612

Quantum Dynamics
Secretariat: Iris Schwaiger
Phone:        +49 89 3 29 05 - 711

Seminars 2016

seminars 2015

Seminars

Seminars

On an irregular basis various Special Seminars take place at the MPQ. The seminars are organized by scientists of our divisions, administration or staff representatives.

The location will be announced with the event.

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Physics and applications of epsilon-near-zero materials

Theodore Maiman Series: Physics and applications of epsilon-near-zero materials (Prof. Dr. Robert Boyd)

In this talk, we describe some of the unusual optical properties of materials, known as epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) materials, for which the dielectric permittivity is very small. We describe some of the unusual geometrical optical properties of such materials and present theoretical predictions of how fundamental radiative properties are modified under such conditions. We also describe some of the nonlinear optical properties of these materials. Recent work has shown that optical materials can display an extremely large optical nonlinear response in their ENZ spectral region. [more]

Laser Spectroscopy with Extreme Resolution

Theodore Maiman Series: Laser Spectroscopy with Extreme Resolution (Prof. Dr. Nirgitta Bernhardt)

This talk is devoted to modern methods of laser spectroscopy, with the special focus on applications that require extreme ultraviolet (XUV) radiation and extreme resolution. [more]

Integrated quantum memories in diamond and silicon photonics

Integrated quantum memories in diamond and silicon photonics (Dr. Ralf Riedinger)

Linking remote quantum systems promises a host of new applications, ranging from distributed quantum computing to entanglement enhanced telescopes. Long distance quantum networks will require many nodes consisting of interfaces between local quantum memories and optical photons. While there are many contenders for these quantum nodes, nanophotonic implementations are particularly attractive: Once a single system works, it can be reproduced many times at minimal marginal costs. [more]

Single-shot interpretations of von Neumann entropy

Single-shot interpretations of von Neumann entropy (Henrik Wilming)

In quanum information theory, the von Neumann entropy usually arises in i.i.d settings, while single-shot settings are commonly characterized by (smoothed) Renyi entropies. I discuss new results that give single-shot interpretations to the von Neumann entropy under appropriate conditions. [more]

IMPRS-APS: Light matter interaction at the level of one and no atom

IMPRS-APS: Light matter interaction at the level of one and no atom (Prof. Dr. Leuchs)

In this talk, the exotic story of light matter interaction at the evel of one and even no atom is discussed. A single atom in free space can have significant effects on a single light beam producing e.g. sizeable phase shifts. Regarding the dynamics, a future goal is demonstrating time reversibility of spontaneous emission. But also without any atom, when studying empty space, there are intriguing concepts and future opportunities. [more]

 
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