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Quantum Control of Light and Matter
Gordon Research Conference

Dates

August 3-8, 2003

Location

Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA

Organizers

Chair:
Klaas Bergmann

Vice Chair:
Paul Corkum

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCONTROLLING LIGHT, CONTROLLING MATTER
Discussion Leader: Stephen R. Leone (University of California at Berkeley)
7:40 pm - 8:35 pmJun Ye (University of Colorado)
"Control of Coherent Light: Spectrum Generation, Waveform Synthesis and Atomic Clocks"
8:35 pm - 9:30 pmPaul Brumer (University of Toronto)
"Developments in Controlled Chaotic Dynamics and in Classical Decoherence"
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:45 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmCOHERENT CONTROL AND BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATES
Discussion Leader: Kazimierz Rzazewski (Center for Theoretical Physics Warsaw)
9:15 am - 10:10 amImmanuel Bloch (Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik Garching)
"Control of Coherent Matter in Lattices of Light"
10:10 am - 11:05 amMark Kasevich (Stanford University)
"Control of Non-Classical States of Matter"
11:05 am - 11:35 amCoffee Break
11:35 am - 12:30 pmDaniel Heinzen (University of Texas)
"Ultracold Molecule Formation through Stimulated Recombination of Atoms"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPosters
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCONTROL IN NON-LINEAR OPTICS
Discussion Leader: Yaron Silberberg (Weizmann Institute of Science)
7:35 pm - 8:15 pmPhil Hemmer (Texas A&M University)
"Acceleration, Deceleration and Stopping of Light Pulses in a Spectral Hole Burning Crystal"
8:15 pm - 8:50 pmThomas Halfmann (Universität Kaiserslautern)
"Coherence Enhanced Third-harmonics Generation"
8:50 pm - 9:30 pmDan Oron (Weizmann Institute of Science)
"Multiphoton Spectroscopy and Microscopy by Coherently-controlled Ultrashort Pulses"
9:30 pm - 11:00 pmPosters
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pm COHERENT AND FEEDBACK CONTROL OF CHEMICAL DYNAMICS
Discussion Leader: Philip H. Bucksbaum (University of Michigan)
9:15 am - 10:10 amMarkus Motzkus (Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik Garching)
"Pulse Shaping Feedback Control of Biological Systems"
10:10 am - 10:50 amTakayoshi Kobayashi (University of Tokyo)
"Absolute-phase Control of Extremely Short Pulses: Control of Electronic Wave Packets in Molecules"
10:50 am - 11:15 amCoffee Break
11:15 am - 12:10 pmLudger Wöste (Freie Universität, Berlin)
"Learning about Clusters by Teaching Lasers to Control Them"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmLeticia Gonzalez (Freie Universität, Berlin)
"Cracking the Code of Feedback Optimized Laser Pulses for Chemical Reactions"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPosters
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCONTROL OF PHOTONS AND MATTER WAVES IN NANO-STRUCTURES
Discussion Leader: Walter Pötz (Universität Graz)
7:35 pm - 8:20 pmIgnacio Wilson-Rae (University of California, Santa Barbara)
"Ground-state Cooling of a Nanomechanical Resonator Using an Embedded Quantum Dot"
8:20 pm - 8:55 pmMiriam Blaauboer (Delft University of Technology)
"Quantum Pumping: Control of Electrons in Nanostructures"
8:55 pm - 9:40 pmStig Stenholm (University of Stockholm)
"Matterwaves in Nano-structures: Adiabaticity in the Control of Quantum Processes"
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmCOHERENT CONTROL AND QUANTUM INFORMATION
Discussion Leader: Rainer Blatt (Universitat Innsbruck)
9:15 am - 10:10 amDieter Jaksch (Oxford University)
"Controlled creation of entanglement in quantum optical systems"
10:10 am - 10:50 amRegina de Vivie-Riedle (Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik Garching)
"Polyatomic Molecules as Active Devices for Quantum Information Processing"
10:50 am - 11:15 amCoffee Break
11:15 am - 12:10 pmIsaac Chuang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge)
"NMR: Exquisite Control Techniques for Quantum Computation"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmAmit Ben-Kish (National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado)
"Synthesis and Control of Trapped Atomic Ions Quantum States"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPosters
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCONTROL AND HIGH-FIELD PHYSICS
Discussion Leader: André Bandrauk (Université de Sherbrooke)
7:35 pm - 8:20 pmMarkus Drescher (Technische Universität Wien)
"Manipulating Electrons with Light: Key to Attosecond Inner-Shell Dynamics"
8:20 pm - 9:00 pmManfred Lein (ICSTM London)
"Control of High-harmonic Generation via Interference Effects in Molecules"
9:00 pm - 9:30 pmOlga Smirnova (Moscow State University)
"A Molecule without Electrons: Binding Bare Nuclei by Strong Laser Fields"
9:30 pm - 11.00 pmPosters
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmCONTROL OF WAVEPACKETS
Discussion Leader: Wolfgang Schleich (Universität Ulm)
9:15 am - 10:10 amMoshe Shapiro (Weizmann Institute of Science)
"In Search of Dark States: An Analytic Solution to the Nondegenerate Quantum Control Problem and the Suppression of Spontaneous Emission"
10:10 am - 10:50 amAlbert Stolow (National Research Council)
"Non-pertubative Coherent Control: Switched Wavepackets"
10:50 am - 11:15 amCoffee Break
11:15 am - 12:10 pmIlya Averbukh (Weizmann Institute of Science)
"Controlling Atomic and Molecular Motion by Optical Kicking and Shaking"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDanielle Braje (Stanford University)
"Nonlinear Optics with Slow Light"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPosters
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCONTROL OF DYNAMICS IN THE SOLID STATE AND ON SURFACES
Discussion Leader: Tamar Seideman (Northwestern University)
7:35 pm - 8:10 pmJoseph Zyss (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan)
"Tensorial Steering of Molecules by Multiphoton Interferences: From Nonlinear Optics to Nonlinear Holography"
8:10 pm - 8:45 pmHrvoje Petek (University of Pittsburgh)
"Control of Electron Dynamics on Surfaces"
8:45 pm - 9:30 pmJohn Sipe (University of Toronto)
"Coherent Control of Spin Currents"
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDepart
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