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Theoretical Physics Seminar – Anton Frisk Kockum

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This is part of a seminar series for students and researchers interested in theoretical physics and applied mathematics. Anton Frisk Kockum from Chalmers University of Technology is holding a seminar titled "Giant atoms – a new frontier in quantum optics".

11 Nov 2021
15:15 - 16:15
PJ-salen, Department of Physics, Kemigården 1, Gothenburg and digitally via Zoom

Anton Frisk Kockum: Giant atoms – a new frontier in quantum optics


When studying the interaction between light and matter at the quantum level, it is common to apply the dipole approximation, where atoms are assumed small compared to the wavelength of the light. However, recent experiments with superconducting qubits coupled to surface acoustic waves or microwave transmission lines have shown that it is possible to realize ”giant atoms”, i.e., atoms that couple to light (or sound) at multiple points that are wavelengths apart. In this talk, I will present an overview of theoretical and experimental work on such giant atoms. In particular, I will explain how multiple giant atoms can interact via a waveguide while remaining protected from relaxation into the waveguide, and show experimental data demonstrating this protected interaction.

The seminar will be held in hybrid form

You can attend both in person and via Zoom.

Location: PJ-salen, Department of Physics, Kemigården 1, Gothenburg

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Theoretical Physics Seminar