ITAMPOpen Quantum Systems: Decoherence and Control

November 20 - November 22, 2008
Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - Maxwell Dworkin Rm 119

     
8:30
Morning Coffee and Pastry
9:00-9:15
Introduction and Welcome:
Session I:
Control-theoretic Concepts and Methods
Chair:
Lorenza Viola
9:15-9:50
  R. Brocket
Stochastic Modeling and Stochastic Control of Spin Systems    (Abstract)
9:50-10:25
  D. D'Alessandro
Lie Algebraic Analysis of Quantum Dynamics: Applications to Quantum Walks    (Abstract)
10:25-10:55
Break
10:55-11:30
  C. Rangan
Trapped-ion Qubits: a Paradigm for Coherent Control in Infinite-dimensional Quantum Systems  (Abstract)
11:30-12:05
  H. Rabitz
Control of Quantum Systems: Fighting or Cooperating with the Environment   (Abstract)
12:05-1:30
Lunch
Session II:
Quantum Feedback and Metrology
 
Chair:

Tommaso Calarco

1:30-2:05
  P. Cappellaro
Nanoscale Spin Magnetometer with Quantum-limited Sensitivity    (Abstract)
2:05-2:40
  J. Eschner
Optical and Mechanical Feedback in Single-atom Single-photon Interaction    (Abstract)
2:40-3:15
  J. Geremia
Optimal Discrimination Between Optical Coherence States using Dynamic Programming and Feedback   (Abstract)
3:15-3:45
Break
3:45-4:20
  K. Schwab
Ultra-sensitive, Back action Evading Measurements of Motion   (Abstract)
4:20-4:55
  D. Vitali
Quantum Feedback   (Abstract)
4:55-5:30  
V. Vuletic
Generating Reduced-Quantum-Uncertainity States for an Atomic Clock   (Abstract)
5:30-7:00
Reception
   
 

Friday, November 21, 2008   Maxwell Dworkin Rm 119

     
8:30
Morning Coffee and Pastry
Session III:
Fundamental of Open Systems and Decoherence
 
Chair:
Navin Khaneja
9:00-9:35   V. Dobrovitski
Modeling of Decoherence and Control in Solid State Spin Systems   (Abstract)
9:35-10:10
J. Emerson
Efficient Methods for the Characterization of Unknown Quantum Processes   (Abstract)
10:10-10:40
Break  
10:40-11:15
  S. Haroche
Reconstruction of Non-Classical Field States and Recording of their Decoherence in Microwave Cavity QED experiments     (Abstract)
11:15-11:50
  J.P. Paz
Entanglement Dynamics in Quantum Brownian Motion   (Abstract)
Session IV: Quantum Control and AMP Systems
 
Chair:
Susanne Yelin
11:50-12:25   D. Tannor
Optimal Control of Laser Cooling: A Theory of Purity Increasing Transformations    (Abstract)
12:25-1:00
  E. Polzik
Entanglement Assisted Metrology: Spin Squeezing in an Atom Clock    (Abstract)
1:00-2:30
Lunch  
2:30-3:05
R. Blatt
Quantum Information Science with Trapped Ca+ ions    (Abstract)
3:05-3:40
  D. Chang
Nanoscale Traps for Atoms using Surface Plasmons   (Abstract)
3:40-4:10
Break
4:10-4:45   C. Monroe
Probabilistic Quantum Networks with Atoms and Photons 
4:45-5:20   T. Porto
Coherent Control of Atoms in a Double-well Optical Lattice    (Abstract)
 
     
 

Saturday, November 22, 2008, Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street

   
8:30
Morning Coffee and Pastry
Session V:
Optimal and Robust Control Approaches
 
Chair:

Giovanna Morigi

9:00-9:35
  I. Deutsch
Qunatum Control and Measurement of Atomic Spins    (Abstract)
9:35-10:10
C. Koch
Protecting Coherence in Optimal Control Theory    (Abstract)
10:10-10:40
Break  
10:40-11:15
 
R. Kosloff
Simulation of quantum many-Body Dynamics using Dynamical Coarse Graining: Application to Control of Tunneling    (Abstract)
11:15-11:50
  D. Cory
Error Finding and Control in Quantum Information Processing   (Abstract)
11:50-1:30
Lunch
Session VI:
Reservoir Engineering and Open-loop Control
 
Chair:
Peter Rabl
1:30-2:05
  L. Davidovich
Dynamics of Entanglement  (Abstract)
2:05-2:40
K. Khodjasteh
Quantum Gates that Correct Their Own Errors   (Abstract)
2:40-3:10
Break  
3:10-3:45
  F. Ticozzi
Engineering Quantum Information in Markovian Dynamical Systems    (Abstract)
3:45-4:20
  I. Cirac
Quantum Computation, Quantum State Engineering, and Quantum Phase Transitions Driven by Dissipation (Abstract)
4:20-4:55   E. Kuznetsova
Coherent Formation of Deeply Bound Ultracold Molecules   (Abstract)
5:25
Concluding Remarks