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Coupling spin and orbital dynamics with quantum light (Prof. D. Stamper-Kurn)

  • Date: Apr 24, 2018
  • Time: 14:30 - 15:30
  • Speaker: Prof. Dr. Dan Stamper-Kurn
  • Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA - Ultracold Atomic Physics Group / MPQ Distinguished Fellow
  • Room: New Lecture Hall, Room B 0.32
  • Host: MPQ
A trapped atomic gas within an optical resonator serves as both a mechanical oscillator and a spin oscillator, represented by the collective degrees of freedom of the gas.

I will describe experiments that characterize the coupling between these collective quantum oscillators. Such spin-orbit coupling is obtained by parametrically coupling both oscillators to a single-mode driven optical resonator.

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