Quantum Optics of Quantum Dots
Sunday, March 17
1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Who Should Attend
Graduate students, post-docs, university faculty and industrial researchers interested in a broad introduction to the basic concepts and state of the art in optical control and measurement of semiconductor quantum dots. We particularly encourage participation of graduate students and post-docs, and so each talk will begin from a level appropriate for junior researchers.
A semiconductor quantum dot in many ways is like a solid state atom but with an enormous optical dipole moment, and one that is readily incorporated into electronic and optical devices. By now the quantum state of individual dots is routinely controlled and the coherence of individual emitted photons is routinely measured.
Over the last decade, techniques analogous to many of the classic coherent measurement and control techniques that were first developed for nuclear spins and atoms have now been demonstrated on individual quantum dots. With this quantum optical toolbox a quantum dot is a natural quantum bit for applications in quantum information processing and communications.
Quantum dots now are being incorporated into electronic devices to control their charge state and simultaneously into optical devices composed of optical cavities and waveguides to control their interaction with light. These advances will enable the development of quantum networks in which nodes of quantum dots in optical cavities will interact through photons.
The goal of this tutorial is to provide an introduction to the basic concepts in quantum control and measurement of quantum dots, and an overview of the recent theoretical and experimental developments in the field.
- Coherent control of quantum dots for quantum information
- Resonance Fluorescence from Quantum Dots
- Cavity quantum electrodynamics with quantum dots
- Indistinguishability and coherence properties of quantum dot single photons
Naval Research Laboratory
Washington, DC USA
|Nick Vamivakas||University of Rochester
|Edo Waks||University of Maryland