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Quantum Control of Light & Matter
Gordon Research Conference

Pushing Frontiers in Coherent Quantum Control and Quantum Technologies

Dates

August 2-7, 2015

Location

Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA

Organizers

Chairs:
Thomas G. Baumert & Lorenza Viola

Vice Chairs:
Tobias Brixner & Tommaso Calarco

Meeting Description

Exploiting coherence properties of light together with quantum-mechanical matter interferences in order to steer a quantum system to a desired target or dynamical behavior lies at the heart of Quantum Control of Light and Matter. While original ideas were developed in the physical-chemistry community, the field of quantum control has grown well beyond its traditional boundaries, and we are witnessing a tremendous cross-fertilization to neighboring "quantum technologies" in terms of both experimental techniques and theoretical developments. Examples range from NMR and non-linear spectroscopy to ultra-cold quantum matter, and from atto-second science to high-fidelity quantum information processing, including quantum coherence and entanglement in complex systems.

The goal of this conference is to bring together theorists and experimentalists pushing the frontiers of this diverse field. In particular, recent experimental and theoretical results will be discussed, including:

  • Coherent control of atomic, molecular and optical systems
  • Quantum control of open and complex quantum systems, optimal and robust quantum control techniques
  • Relevant ultrafast, multidimensional, and nonlinear techniques
  • Quantum control applications to quantum information and quantum metrology

The conference program is designed to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the field, with emphasis on emerging directions and perspectives for future developments. Poster sessions are an essential and traditionally very lively part of the Conference on Quantum Control of Light and Matter. Every participant is encouraged to present highlights from her or his most recent work, preferentially yet unpublished.

Contributors

Final Meeting Program

Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmQuantum Interfering Pathways: From Proven Concepts to New Avenues / Young Scientists' Perspectives in Poster Previews
Session in memory of Moshe Shapiro.
Discussion Leaders: Tobias Brixner (Universitaet Wuerzburg, Germany) and Tommaso Calarco (University of Ulm, Germany)
7:40 pm - 7:45 pmOpening Remarks
7:45 pm - 8:20 pmPaul Brumer (University of Toronto, Canada)
"Quantum Interference Induced by Light-Matter Interactions: From Coherent to Incoherent"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:35 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
8:35 pm - 9:30 pmPoster Previews
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmQuantum Chemistry and Biology, Multidimensional Spectroscopy
Discussion Leader: Marcus Motzkus (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
9:00 am - 9:20 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:20 am - 9:50 amMatthias Wollenhaupt (University of Oldenburg, Germany)
"Control of Ultrafast Electron Dynamics: Applications from Concerted Electron-Nuclear Dynamics to Chirality"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amShaul Mukamel (University of California, Irvine, USA)
"Manipulating Electronic and Vibrational Coherence in Molecules by Multidimensional Optical and X-Ray Stimulated Raman Techniques"
10:30 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 11:10 amCoffee Break
11:10 am - 11:40 amAlan Aspuru-Guzik (Harvard University, USA)
"A Spectroscopic Witness and Quantum Process Tomography for Characterizing the Role of Coherence in Light-Harvesting Systems"
11:40 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:20 pmJennifer Ogilvie (University of Michigan, USA)
"Vibronic Coherence in Photosynthetic Charge Separation"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmAttosecond Control in Molecules and Plasmonic Systems
Discussion Leader: Frank Stienkemeier (University of Freiburg, Germany)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:50 pm - 8:20 pmThomas Fennel (University of Rostock, Germany)
"Attosecond Control in Complex Systems: From Nanofocusing to Strong-Field Nanoplasmonics"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:00 pmHans Jakob Woerner (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Attosecond Charge Migration and Its Laser Control"
9:00 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmDavid Tannor (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
"Toward Multielectron Control"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
9:30 pm - 11:00 pmPoster Session (continued)
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmQuantum Control for Quantum Information and Complex Systems
Discussion Leader: Chandrasekhar Ramanathan (Dartmouth College, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:20 am - 9:50 amJonathan Home (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Dissipative and Bang-Bang Control of Trapped Ions"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:00 amMarkus Greiner (Harvard University, USA)
"Measuring Entanglement Entropy in Synthetic Matter"
11:00 am - 11:10 amDiscussion
11:10 am - 11:40 amMatthias Weidemueller (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
"Simulating Energy Transfer with Rydberg Atoms"
11:40 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:20 pmMazyar Mirrahimi (INRIA, France)
"Cat-Qubits for Universal Quantum Computation with Superconducting Circuits"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmControl of Open Quantum Systems and Thermodynamics
Discussion Leader: Ronnie Kosloff (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:50 pm - 8:20 pmFrancesco Ticozzi (University of Padua, Italy)
"Generating Entanglement from Quasi-Local Dissipation"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:00 pmAdolfo Del Campo (University of Massachusetts, USA)
"Shortcuts to Adiabaticity in Quantum Thermodynamics"
9:00 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmHanhee Paik (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA)
"Demonstrating Multi-Qubit Operations in a Superconducting 3D Circuit QED Architecture"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
9:30 pm - 11:00 pmPoster Session (continued)
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmQuantum Photonics
Discussion Leader: Hakan Tureci (Princeton University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:20 am - 9:50 amRobert Levis (Temple University, USA)
"Strong Field Photonics: Nanoplasmonics and Filament-Based Sensors"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:00 amKjeld Eikema (VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
"Coherent Control with Frequency Comb Lasers: From Localised Excitation to Precision Spectroscopy"
11:00 am - 11:10 amDiscussion
11:10 am - 11:40 amKeith Nelson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Quantum Control of Light, Matter, and Light-Matter: Phonons, Excitons, and Their Polaritons"
11:40 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:20 pmMohammad Hafazi (Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland, USA)
"Measuring Topological Invariants in Photonic Systems"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMolecular Strong Field Control
Discussion Leader: Thomas Weinacht (Stony Brook University, State University of New York, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:50 pm - 8:20 pmEric Wells (Augustana College, USA)
"Adaptive Strong-Field Control of Molecular Dynamics Guided by Three-Dimensional Momentum Imaging"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:00 pmValery Milner (University of British Columbia, Canada)
"New Wonders of the Laser Control of Molecular Rotations"
9:00 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmKristina Meyer (Max-Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Germany)
"Phase-Controlled Polarization Decay and Line-Shape Modifications in the Liquid Phase"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
9:30 pm - 11:00 pmPoster Session (continued)
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmOptimal Quantum Control and Quantum Feedback
Discussion Leader: Herschel Rabitz (Princeton University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:20 am - 9:50 amChristiane Koch (University of Kassel, Germany)
"Optimal Control of Open Quantum Systems"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:00 amSimone Montangero (University of Ulm, Germany)
"Optimal Control of Many-Body Quantum Systems"
11:00 am - 11:10 amDiscussion
11:10 am - 11:40 amSteffen Glaser (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
"Optimal Control of Spin Dynamics in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging"
11:40 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:20 pmBirgitta Whaley (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Feedback and Reservoir Engineering Control of Superconducting Qubits"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmQuantum Metrology and Sensing
Discussion Leader: Carlton Caves (University of New Mexico, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:50 pm - 8:20 pmAephraim Steinberg (University of Toronto, Canada)
"(When) Can a Photon Act Like Five Photons? Exploring Weak-Value Amplification of Quantum-Level Optical Nonlinearities"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:00 pmPaola Cappellaro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Quantum Spectrometers"
9:00 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmDavid Layden (Institute for Quantum Computing, Canada)
"Emergent Unitarity in Open Quantum Systems"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
9:30 pm - 11:00 pmPoster Session (continued)
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

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