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COLÓQUIO - IFUSP: Exploring the quantum nature of light in a cavity

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Publicado em Fri Apr 08 08:19:37 BRT 2011
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COLÓQUIO - IFUSP

I will describe Cavity Quantum Eletrodynamics studies which - in the spirit of the thought experiments imagined by Bohr, Einstein, and Schrödinger – illustrate the fundamental principles of the quantum theory. We use a beam of Rydberg atoms to manipulate and probe non-destructively microwave photons trapped in a very high Q superconducting cavity. We realize ideal quantum non-demolition (QND) measurements of photon numbers, observe the radiation quantum jumps due to cavity relaxation and prepare non-classical fields such as Fock and Schrödinger cat states. Combining QND photon counting with a homodyne mixing method, we reconstruct the Wigner functions of these non-classical states and, by taking snapshots of these functions at increasing times, obtain movies of the decoherence process. These experiments open the way to the implementation of quantum feedback procedures aimed at preserving over long time intervals the quantum coherence of non-classical states of radiation in a cavity.