From: Herbert Walther <troubles@fisica.unimi.it>
Newsgroups: milano.seminari
Subject: 26-04-2004 QUANTUM OPTICS OF SINGLE ATOMS
Date: 8 Apr 2004 10:50:33 GMT

                               Physics Colloquium

                              Il giorno 26-04-2004
                            alle ore 16:00 in Aula A

                            Il Prof. Herbert Walther
MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FU:R QUANTENOPTIK (DEU) & LUDWIGS-MAXIMILIANS- UNIVERSITA:T
                                 MU:NCHEN (DEU)

                        terra' un seminario dal titolo:

                         QUANTUM OPTICS OF SINGLE ATOMS

                                   Abstract:
  In recent years quite a few experiments on the interaction of radiation with
 single atoms in cavities and traps have been performed emphasising the quantum
 features of the interaction. A brief review of recent experiments of this type
 will be given. Since traps allow to probe the same atom for a long time and in
 addition to study the detailed time behavior of the radiation-atom interaction
  e.g. by observing quantum jumps, it is promising to combine optical cavities
with high quality factors with the known trapping techniques. It has been shown
 that a single atom laser with interesting new features can be realised. In the
   talk special emphasis will be given to the application of trapped ions for
           quantum information processing and to frequency standards.

                Dottorandi e Docenti sono invitati a partecipare

                               Per Informazioni:
                  R. Bonifacio - rodolfo.bonifacio@mi.infn.it