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Quantum Control of Light & Matter
Gordon Research Conference

Dates

July 28 - August 2, 2013

Location

Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA

Organizers

Chairs:
Thomas C. Weinacht & Misha Ivanov

Vice Chairs:
Thomas G. Baumert & Lorenza Viola

Meeting Description

Quantum control of light and matter makes use of coherent interactions between light fields and quantum systems to direct dynamics and prepare target quantum states. Quantum control is inherently interdisciplinary, and this conference will highlight prospects and efforts in many areas including:

  • Control over chemical reactions
  • Ultrafast dynamics and time resolved spectroscopy
  • The development of new (nonlinear/multidimensional) spectroscopies
  • Quantum state engineering Quantum information
  • Control in open systems
  • The role of quantum coherence in large (mesoscopic/biological) systems
  • Applications to molecular discrimination, microscopy, devices etc

There will be an equal emphasis on theory and experiment at the conference.

Contributors

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 Control Survey and Poster Preview
7:40 pm - 8:15 pmDavid Tannor (Weizmann Institute)
"Quantum Control: Past, Present and Future"
8:15 pm - 8:25 pmDiscussion
8:25 pm - 9:30 pmPoster Previews
Discussion Leader: Thomas Baumert (University of Kassel)
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:45 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmQuantum Control of Chemical Reactions
9:00 am - 9:20 amDiscussion Leader: Regina de Vivie-Riedle (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität)
"Introduction"
9:20 am - 9:50 amHerschel Rabitz (Princeton University)
"Quantum Control and Chemistry: Learning from each other"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amCoffee Break
10:20 am - 10:50 amLeticia Gonzalez (University of Vienna)
"Laser-induced ultrafast processes described by ab initio molecular dynamics"
10:50 am - 11:05 amDiscussion
11:05 am - 11:35 amKenji Ohmori (Institute for Molecular Science)
"Ultrafast coherent control of an Ultracold Rydberg Gas"
11:35 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:20 pmRobert Gordon (University of Illinois at Chicago)
"Controlling Internal Conversion: Laser-Induced Transparency in Pyrazine"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
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 pmStrong Field Control
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion Leader: Robert Levis (Temple University)
"Introduction"
7:50 pm - 8:25 pmTamar Seideman (Northwestern University)
"Coherent Strong Field Control at the Space-Time Limit"
8:25 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 9:15 pmAndrius Baltuska (University of Vienna)
9:15 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 in Open Systems
9:00 am - 9:20 amDiscussion Leader: Moshe Shapiro (University of British Columbia)
"Introduction"
9:20 am - 9:50 amPaul Brumer (University of Toronto)
"Coherence, Decoherence and Incoherence: From Light-Induced Biological Processes to the Cosmic Microwave Background"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amCoffee Break
10:20 am - 10:50 amTommaso Calarco (University of Ulm)
"Steering many-body quantum dynamics"
10:50 am - 11:05 amDiscussion
11:05 am - 11:35 amDaniele Nicoletti (University of Hamburg)
"Coherent Control of High Tc Superconductivity"
11:35 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:20 pmRonnie Kosloff (Hebrew University)
"Controllability in open quantum systems"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
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 pmOptical Control in Meso-scopic and Biologically Relevant Systems
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion Leader: Jennifer Herek (University of Twente)
"Introduction"
7:50 pm - 8:25 pmJean-Pierre Wolf (University of Geneva)
"Quantum Control Based Bio-assays"
8:25 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 9:15 pmAdam Cohen (Harvard University)
"Optical chirality and its interaction with matter"
9:15 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 Information Applications of Quantum Control
9:00 am - 9:20 amDiscussion Leader: Steffen Glaser (Technical University of Munich)
"Introduction"
9:20 am - 9:50 amMikhail Lukin (Harvard University)
"From single photon nonlinear optics to nanoscale biological sensors - new applications of quantum control"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amCoffee Break
10:20 am - 10:50 amMartin Plenio (University of Ulm)
"Controlling Resonances for Diamond and Biological Sensing"
10:50 am - 11:05 amDiscussion
11:05 am - 11:35 amBrian Neyenhuis (University of Maryland)
"Ultrafast entanglement of trapped atomic ions"
11:35 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:20 pmKlaus Molmer (University of Aarhus)
"Probed quantum systems: spooky action in the past"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
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 out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmHot Topics
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion Leader: Philip Bucksbaum (Stanford University)
"Introduction"
7:50 pm - 8:10 pmBen Sussman (National Research Council of Canada)
"Building Quantum Technologies with Molecules"
8:10 pm - 8:15 pmDiscussion
8:15 pm - 8:35 pmMaxim Sukharev (Arizona State University)
"Molecular nanoplasmonics: a self-consistent approach"
8:35 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 9:00 pmChristian Ott (University of Heidelberg)
"Impulsive Control of Spectral Line Shapes by the Universal Fano Phase"
9:00 pm - 9:05 pmDiscussion
9:05 pm - 9:25 pmOlga Smirnova (Max Born Institute)
"Multidimensional high harmonic spectroscopy: measurement via control"
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 pmUltrafast Spectroscopy and Control
9:00 am - 9:20 amDiscussion Leader: Yaron Silberberg (Weizmann Institute of Science)
"Introduction"
9:20 am - 9:50 amTobias Brixner (University of Wuerzburg)
"Controlling molecules and nanosystems based on spectroscopic approaches"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amCoffee Break
10:20 am - 10:50 amValery Milner (University of British Columbia)
"Laser control of molecular rotation"
10:50 am - 11:05 amDiscussion
11:05 am - 11:35 amMarcus Motzkus (University of Heidelberg)
"Symplifying Multimodal microscopy with shaped femtosecond Pulses"
11:35 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:20 pmMargaret Murnane (JILA, University of Colorado)
"Ultrafast Quantum Control of Molecular and Material Systems"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
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 pmNon-linear Multi-Dimensional Spectroscopy
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion Leader: Shaul Mukamel (University of California Irvine)
"Introduction"
7:50 pm - 8:25 pmJessica Anna (University of Toronto)
"Ultrafast light harvesting processes"
8:25 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 9:15 pmJurgen Hauer (Vienna Technical University)
"Vibronic and vibrational signatures in 2D-electronic spectra and how to distinguish them"
9:15 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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