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 PQE-2006 -- January 2-6, 2006 --- Snowbird, Utah, USA
PQE-2006
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About PQE-2006

The Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics, known as PQE, is an annual physics conference that attracts the world's experts in laser physics, quantum physics, and many other areas. This was the 36th year of the meeting.

A special issue of The Journal of Modern Optics was published as a proceedings for the conference. The following is a reprint of the foreword of that special issue.

The 36th Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics was held in the glorious setting of Snowbird, Utah from January 2 through 6, 2006. The meeting began with a reception on Sunday, 2 January in honour of the 2006 recipients of the Willis E. Lamb medal for Laser Science and Quantum Optics: Raymond Chiao, Roy Glauber, and Manfred Kleber. The rest of the week combined superb technical talks and informal discussion in the congenial surrounding of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest area. The meeting was extremely well attended and over 200 papers were presented. Topics of special interest at the meeting included quantum information science, metamaterials, quantum optics theory, electromagnetically induced transparency, quantum control, slow light, and ultrafast spectroscopy. The meeting was organized by Marlan O. Scully, and George R. Welch and M. Suhail Zubairy all of Texas A&M University.

Robert W. Boyd
University of Rochester, USA

Frank A. Narducci
Naval Air Systems Command, USA

George R. Welch
Texas A&M University, USA

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