28 May 2017 to 2 June 2017
Queen's University
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Laser-cooled atoms in fiber-integrated cavities

30 May 2017, 15:30
BioSci 1103 (Queen's University)

BioSci 1103

Queen's University

Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Canada / Division de la physique atomique, moléculaire et photonique, Canada (DAMOPC-DPAMPC) T4-2 Cold and Trapped Atoms, Molecules and Ions (DAMOPC) | Atomes, molécules et ions froids et piégés (DPAMPC)


Prof. Michal Bajcsy (IQC, University of Waterloo)


Hollow-core photonic-crystal fibers (HCPCFs) loaded with atomic ensembles have been used in the past for demonstrations of strong optical nonlinearities arising from the tight transverse confinement of both photons and atoms. Integrating high-finesse optical resonators into HCPCFs would further enhance these nonlinearities and enable implementation of a variety of novel photonic devices, such as unconventional light sources and all-optical transistors controlled by single photons.
Here, we describe our recent experimental progress in development of such resonators, in particular using photonic-crystal membranes acting as dielectric metasurface mirrors, and the perspectives of loading laser-cooled atoms into these resonators.

Primary author

Prof. Michal Bajcsy (IQC, University of Waterloo)


Mr Jeremy Flannery (University of Waterloo) Dr Taehyun Yoon (University of Waterloo) Sai Sreesh Venuturumilli (University of Waterloo) Cameron Vickers (University of Waterloo) Dr Fereshteh Rajabi (IQC, University of Waterloo) Mr Rubayet Al Maruf (IQC, University of Waterloo)

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