Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Photonic Molecules and Optical Circuits

Randy tells Jim about photonic molecules, pairs of photons that create bound states like molecules do through a force mediated through an ultracold gas and similar ideas in optical circuits. They also discuss application of the same for quantum computing.



1. The papers we read for this program:

Firstenberg, O., Peyronel, T., Liang, Q.-Y., Gorshkov, A., Lukin, M. and Vuletic, V., "Attractive Photons in a Quantum Nonlinear Medium." Nature 502, 71 (2013)

2. My reservations about this episode. Probably just above this one.

3. Our subreddit.