Mar
31
Fri
Ms. Karen Garcia – Master’s Defense (Adviser: Rachel Kuzio de Naray) @ Aderhold 212
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Apr
1
Sat
Open House
Apr 1 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Apr
4
Tue
Dr. Brian Odom, Northwestern Univ. (Host: TBD) @ NSC 218
Apr 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Adding trapped molecules to the quantum toolkit

Development of laser-based techniques to cool and manipulate trapped atoms led to a quantum revolution, with applications ranging from creation of novel phases of matter to realization of new tools for navigation and timekeeping. Because of their comparatively richer internal structure, molecules offer additional potential for quantum-controlled chemistry, quantum information processing, and precision spectroscopy. However, obtaining control over the rotational quantum state of trapped molecules, a prerequisite for most applications, has presented a significant challenge because of the large number of internal states. I will discuss techniques we have developed to optically cool rotations of trapped molecular ions, using a single spectrally shaped broadband laser. I will also discuss our progress toward using this quantum control for molecular coherent manipulation, single-molecule fluorescence imaging, and single-molecule spectroscopy.

Apr
7
Fri
Mr. Wesley Peters – Prospectus Talk (Adviser: Dr. Kuzio de Naray)
Apr 7 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Apr
11
Tue
Dr. Garrett Stanley, Georgia Tech & Emory (Host: M. Dhamala) @ NSC 218
Apr 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Apr
13
Thu
Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday
Apr 13 all-day
Apr
16
Sun
Easter Sunday
Apr 16 all-day
Apr
19
Wed
2017 Nelson Lecture – Dr. Edward Kolb
Apr 19 all-day
Apr
21
Fri
Mr. Sushant Mahajan – Prospectus Talk (Adviser: Dr. Martens)
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Apr
28
Fri
Mr. Mitchell Revalski – Prospectus Talk (Adviser: Dr. Crenshaw) @ Aderhold 212
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm