500. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar

Highlights of Quantum Optics

Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, May 7 - 11, 2012

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Foundations of quantum mechanics

  • Prof. Dr. Sir Michael Berry: Asymptotics and singularities in optics at different levels of description
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Kaplan: Quantum hidden traps in non-confining potential
  • Prof. Dr. Marlan Scully: Enhancing the performance of quantum heat engines by Fano interference
  • Prof. Dr. Wojciech Zurek: Quantum theory of the classical

Hawking radiation and cloaking

  • Prof. Astrid Lambrecht: The Casimir effect: quantum optics in vacuum
  • Prof. Dr. Ulf Leonhardt: Transformation optics
  • Prof. Dr. William Unruh: Measurement of Hawking radiation in an analog
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Wegener: Photonic metamaterials: recent progress

Quantum information

  • Prof. Dr. Serge Haroche: Quantum feedback in Cavity QED experiment
  • Prof. Dr. Fedor Jelezko: Manipulating diamond's impurities
  • Prof. Dr. Jeff Kimble: Quantum networks enabled by quantum optics
  • Prof. Dr. Dietrich Leibfried: Towards scalable quantum information processing and quantum simulation with trapped ions
  • Prof. Dr. Paulo Nussenzveig: Bright and colorful quantum optical entanglement
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Plenio: Sensing spins with diamond
  • Prof. Dr. Vahid Sandoghdar:  On single molecules and single photons
  • Prof. Dr. A. Zeilinger: Tba

Solid state physics meets quantum optics

  • Prof. Dr. Markus Aspelmeyer: Quantum-optomechanics: a new 'twist' to quantum optics...
  • Prof. Dr. Immanuel Bloch: Exploring strongly correlated quantum matter with ultracold atoms
  • Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Giacobino: Microcavity polaritons: from quantum optics to quantum fluids
  • Prof. Dr. Berhard Keimer: Towards a quantitative understanding of high-temperature superconductivity
  • Prof. Dr. Giovanna Morigi: Self-organized crystals of ultracold atoms in optical cavities
  • Prof. Dr. Tilman Pfau: Coherent control of long range interacting quantum systems
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Wallraff: Tomography and correlation function measurements of propagating microwave photons
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Weitz: Bose-Einstein condensation of photons

Ultra-short pulse physics

  • Prof. Dr. Paul Corkum: High harmonic generation: What we learn by converting many photons into one

Optical technologies

  • Prof. Dr. Gerd Leuchs: Quantum optics in a telecommunication environment
  • Prof. Dr. Christine Silberhorn: Integrated quantum optics and communication