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ics Colloquium
Friday, October 27, 2006
4:00 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special time.
Luis Orozco [Host: Olivier Pfister]
University of Maryland
"Conditional measurements in cavity QED"
 Slideshow (PDF)
One of the striking differences between the classical world and the quantum world is the measurement process. This opens interesting possibilities to study how a quantum system evolves after a measurement. We have implemented a cavity QED system, where an atom or a few atoms interact with a single mode of the electromagnetic field. This interaction is such that a quantum fluctuation, the emission of a single photon, is a large event. We are studying, by conditional measurements, the dynamics of the cavity QED system as it returns to steady state after a fluctuation and can now relate this to some of its intrinsic properties such as entanglement.

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