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Quantum Optics with Giant Atomic Emitters

06.09 08.09.2023 | ETH Zurich Schweiz

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Giant atomic emitters have a spatial extent that is much larger than the radiation or sound they interact with -- a scenario rarely encountered in the study of light-​matter interactions. Thus, they challenge standard approximations often made in quantum optics, such as the electric dipole approximation or the Markov approximation. Moreover, the ability to couple giant artificial atoms to their environment at multiple, distant points leads to particular interference effects and novel phenomena. The relatively young research field studying giant atoms in quantum optics has made many interesting discoveries in recent years, both in theory and experiment. This workshop aims to bring together the giant-​atom community, from senior researchers to research students, to identify current trends and to discuss future directions of the field.

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