Spatial and internal control of atomic ensembles with radiofrequency and microwave driving

This weeks AMOPP seminar was given by Dr. German Sinuco-Leon from the University of Sussex on the topic of “Spatial and internal control of atomic ensembles with radiofrequency and microwave driving”. The abstract for this talk can be found below.

Spatial and internal control of atomic ensembles with radiofrequency and microwave driving

The ability to apply well-controlled perturbation to quantum systems is essential to modern methodologies to study their properties (e.g. in high-precision-spectroscopy), and developing quantum technologies (e.g. atomic-clocks and quantum processors). In most of the experimental platforms available today, such perturbations arise from the interaction of a quantum system with electromagnetic radiation, which creates harmonically oscillating couplings between the states of the system. Within this context, in this talk, I will describe our recent studies of the use of low-frequency electromagnetic radiation to control the external and internal degrees of freedom of ultracold atomic ensembles [1,2]. I will outline the relation of this problem with Floquet Engineering and the more general issue of describing the dynamic of the driven quantum systems. Finally, I will explain the challenges of describing the quantum dynamics of systems driven and highlight eh need for developing new conceptual and mathematical tools to identify universal characteristics and limitation of their dynamics.

[1] G. A. Sinuco-Leon, B. M. Garraway, H. Mas, S. Pandey, G. Vasilakis, V. Bolpasi, W. von Klitzing, B. Foxon, S. Jammi, K. Poulios, T. Fernholz, Microwave spectroscopy of radio-frequency dressed alkali atoms, Physical Review A, accepted (2019). [ArXiv:1904.12073].
[2] G. Sinuco-León and B.M. Garraway, Addressed qubit manipulation in radio-frequency dressed lattices, New Journal of Physics. 18, 035009 (2016)

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