C2QA Colloquium Series

"Quantum many-body physics with atoms and photons"

Presented by Ana Asenjo-Garcia, Columbia University

Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 1:30 pm — Videoconference / Virtual Event (see link below)

Ordered arrays of atoms exhibit remarkable collective optical properties, as dissipation in the form of photon emission is correlated. In this talk, I will discuss the many-body out-of-equilibrium physics of arrays of atoms in free space and superconducting qubits in transmission lines. I will focus on the problem of Dicke superradiance, where a collection of excited emitters synchronizes as they decay, emitting a short and intense pulse of light. Superradiance remains an open problem in extended systems due to the exponential growth of complexity with atom number. I will show that superradiance is a universal phenomenon in ordered arrays. Our predictions can be tested in state of the art experiments with arrays of neutral atoms, molecules, and solid-state emitters and pave the way towards understanding the role of many-body decay in quantum simulation, metrology, and lasing.

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