Optical adventures with correlated matter – quantum simulation, optical probing, and more

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Intriguing behavior is known to emerge from quantum many-body systems, including exotic forms of superconductivity or anyonic quasiparticles in topologically ordered system. However, understanding these phenomena is a great scientific challenge: The theoretical description of interacting quantum systems suffers from the exponentially large configuration space. The experimental detection of strongly correlated behavior is often complicated, e.g. due to the non-local nature of order parameters in topological matter. In this seminar, I review different approaches in which light-matter interaction is used to probe and control quantum many-body systems, to reveal the phase diagram of correlated matter, or to mimic such matter in highly controllable quantum simulators.
Host: Geza Giedke

Place

Donostia International Physics Center

Who

Tobias Grass, Donostia International Physics Center

Source Name

DIPC