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Open RQC colloquium. Lecture 14


The Fourteenth lecture "Schrödinger cats in optics" in "Open RQC colloquium" will be held in National University of Science and Technology MISIS (Moscow, Leninskiy prospekt 4), lecture hall № Б-536 (5th floor), on 16th of December at 10:00 a.m by prof. Alexander Lvovsky, University of Calgary, Quantum Optics Research Group Leader at Russian Quantum Center, Adjunct Professor at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China - UESTC.





Abstract

Superpositions of macroscopically distinct quantum states, introduced in Schrödinger's famous Gedankenexperiment, are an epitome of quantum "strangeness" and a natural tool for determining the validity limits of quantum physics. The optical incarnation of Schrödinger's cat --- the superposition of two opposite-amplitude coherent states --- is also the backbone of quantum information processing in the continuous-variable domain. The talk will cover recent experimental progress on preparing such states, applying them in quantum technology and communications, and increasing their amplitude.

Biography

Alexander Lvovsky is an experimental physicist. He was born and raised in Moscow and did his undergraduate in Physics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. In 1993, he became a graduate student in Physics at Columbia University in New York City. His thesis research, conducted under the supervision of Dr. Sven R. Hartmann, was in the field of coherent optical transients in atomic gases. After completing his Ph.D. in 1998, he spent a year at the University of California, Berkeley as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physics, and then five years at Universität Konstanz in Germany, first as an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow, then as a research group leader in quantum-optical information technology. In 2004 he became Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Calgary, where he remains today. Alexander is a past Canada Research Chair, a lifetime member of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and a winner of many awards – most notably the International Quantum Communications award, the Alberta Ingenuity New Faculty award and the Emmy Noether research award of the German Science Foundation. At the University of Calgary, Alexander conducts wide-profile experimental and theoretical research on synthesis, manipulation, measurement and storage of quantum optical information for applications in quantum technology.

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