10-16 June 2018
Dalhousie University
America/Halifax timezone
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Schrödinger cats in quantum optics (I)

12 Jun 2018, 15:30
SUB 303 (cap.100) (Dalhousie University)

SUB 303 (cap.100)

Dalhousie University

Invited Speaker / Conférencier(ère) invité(e) Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Canada / Division de la physique atomique, moléculaire et photonique, Canada (DAMOPC-DPAMPC) T4-2 Quantum Optics and Trapped Ions** (DAMOPC) | Optique quantique et ions piégés (DPAMPC)


Dr Alexander Lvovsky (University of Calgary, Russian Quantum Center)


Superpositions of macroscopically distinct quantum states, introduced in Schrödinger's famous Gedankenexperiment, are an epitome of quantum ``strangeness" and a natural tool for determining the validity limits of quantum physics. The optical incarnation of Schrödinger's cat – the superposition of two opposite-amplitude coherent states – is also the backbone of quantum information processing in the continuous-variable domain. The talk will cover recent experimental progress on preparing such states, applying them in quantum technology and communications, and increasing their amplitudes.

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Dr Alexander Lvovsky (University of Calgary, Russian Quantum Center)

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