Light-Matter Interactions in Low Dimensions

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 9:30am to Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 5:30am
ITAMP 60 Garden St Cambridge, MA USA

The coupling of quantum emitters to photons propagating in 1D waveguides differs significantly from the usual atom-light interactions in free space or in cavities. When employed at the quantum level this coupling can give rise to new effects like single-photon switches, infinite-range dipole-dipole interactions, and effective magnetic fields for light. Over the past years several experimental platforms with optical and microwave photons have been developed where (artificial) atoms can be strongly coupled to 1D photonic channels, and where such effects could be observed.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together experimentalist and theorists working on this emerging field of low dimensional photonic quantum systems and to stimulate the exchange of experimental and theoretical techniques that are currently developed in various different fields.

Organizing Committee: 

Darrick Chang (ICFO), Peter Lodahl (Niels Bohr Institute), Mikhail Lukin (Harvard University), Peter Rabl (TU Wien)