Controlling Single Photons with Single Atoms

13:15 02-01-2014

Holon Institute of Technology, Faculty of Sciences
 
Controlling Single Photons with Single Atoms
 
Dr. Barak Dayan, Weizmann Institute
 

January 02, 2014 | Thursday | 13:15 | Room 424/8
Controlling Single Photons with Single Atoms

 
Abstract:
 
In the past few years we have been building an experimental system that will enable deterministic interactions between single photons and single atoms, with the ultimate goal being the demonstration of photon-photon interactions. This system is finally operational today, and has unique capabilities that should bring this goal to within our reach. I will tell about our system and its capabilities, describe briefly the experiments we already performed, and finally focus on the experiments we are running today and show preliminary results.