PQE-2007 — Full Program

Wednesday January 3 2007

Wednesday Morning Plenary Session 1
7:25 George R. Welch, Texas A&M University (Welcome)
   Welcoming Remarks
7:30 Szymon Suckewer, Princeton University (Advances in Coherent Soft X-Ray Sources)
   ‘‘Advances in Coherent Soft X-Ray Sources’’
8:00 H. Jeff Kimble, California Institute of Technology (Quantum Information, Computation, and Communication)
   ‘‘Quantum Networks in Quantum Optics’’
8:30 Peter Drummond, University of Queensland, Australia (Quantum dynamics in ultra-cold atom systems)
   ‘‘Quantum dynamics in phase-space: From coherent states to the Gaussian representation’’
Wednesday Morning Invited Session 1
  Advances in Coherent Soft X-Ray Sources Quantum Information, Computation, and Communication Quantum dynamics in ultra-cold atom systems Semiconductor Optics
9:10    Jorge J. Rocca, Coloroda State University
‘‘Recent developments in high repetition rate soft x-ray lasers’’
Howard Brandt, Army Research Laboratory
‘‘Positive-Operator and Projection Valued Measures in Quantum Key Distribution’’
Gora Shlyapnikov, Universite de Paris Sud, Orsay, France
‘‘Strongly interacting ultracold Fermi-Fermi mixtures’’
Lu J. Sham, University of California, San Diego
‘‘Density functional theory for entanglement and quantum phase transition’’
9:30    Carmen S. Menoni, Colorado State University
‘‘Nanoscale imaging with soft x-ray lasers’’
Birgitta Whaley, University of California, Berkeley
‘‘A measurement-based measure of Schrodinger cat state size’’
Rob Ballagh, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
‘‘Bragg scattering of correlated atom pairs from a Fermi gas in a BCS state’’
Steven Cundiff, JILA
‘‘Optical Two-Dimensional Fourier Transform Spectroscopy of Semiconductors’’
9:50    Bedrich Rus, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
‘‘Development and Applications of a 10-mJ Soft X-Ray Laser’’
Joshua Bienfang, NIST
‘‘Broadband quantum cryptography’’
Lincoln D. Carr, Colorado School of Mines
‘‘Macroscopic Quantum Tunneling and Entangled States in Bose-Einstein Condensates’’
Kent D. Choquette, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
‘‘Gain Localized Photonic Crystal Light Emitting Diode’’
10:10    Talk rescheduled to next session
Daniel Lidar, University of Southern California
‘‘Quantum Error Correction beyond Completely Positive Maps’’
Walter Rantner, University of Innsbruck
‘‘Thermodynamics of the BCS-BEC crossover’’
Diane L. Huffaker, University of New Mexico
‘‘Facet-controlled QD nucleation’’
-- Break --
Wednesday Morning Plenary Session 2
10:50 Andre Mysyrowicz, ENSTA, école polytechnique, Palaiseau (BEC of excitons)
   ‘‘On Bose-Einstein condensation in CuCl and Cu2O’’
11:20 Victor S. Batista, Yale University (Coherent Control with Multiple Pulses)
   ‘‘Coherent Control with Multiple Pulses’’
Wednesday Morning Invited Session 2
  Novel Optics From EIT to Quantum Computing BEC of excitons Coherent Control with Multiple Pulses
12:00    Yuri Rostovtsev, Texas A&M University
‘‘Toward Soft X-Ray Laser Without Inversion’’
Min Xiao, University of Arkansas
‘‘Controlled nonlinear dynamical effects with EIT medium inside an optical cavity’’
Makoto Kuwata-Gonokami, University of Tokyo
‘‘Study on the collision effects of cold excitons in Cu2O by excitonic Lyman spectroscopy’’
Michael Spanner, University of Toronto
‘‘New insights into the coherent control of reactive scattering’’
12:20    Susanne Yelin, University of Connecticut
‘‘Tunable negative refraction and electromagnetically induced chirality’’
Jonathan P. Dowling, Louisiana State University
‘‘Optical Quantum computing’’
Heinrich Stolz, Universität Rostock
‘‘On Bose-Einstein condensation of Excitons in Cuprous Oxide’’
Valeria D. Kleiman, University of Florida
‘‘Coherent Control of Fluorescence Quantum Efficiency’’
12:40    Josef Feldhaus, DESY
‘‘13.8 nm Soft X-Ray FEL’’
Mikhail D. Lukin, Harvard University
‘‘Quantum register based on individual electron and nuclear spin qubits’’
Leonid Butov, University of California at San Diego
‘‘Phenomena in cold exciton gases’’
Viatcheslav Dobrovitski, Ames Laboratory
‘‘Dynamical decoupling protocols for the electron spins in quantum dots’’
-- Evening --
19:00 Frank Stienkemeier, Universität Freiburg (Helium Droplet Spectroscopy)
   ‘‘Dynamics and Coherence in Doped Helium Nanodroplets’’
19:30 Elisabeth Giacobino, Ecole Normale Superieure and CNRS, Paris (Building blocks for quantum information)
   ‘‘Quantum memories’’
20:00 Ilya Averbukh, Weizmann Institute of Science (Laser Control in Multicomponent Systems)
   ‘‘Spinning molecules selectively’’
-- Break --
Wednesday Evening Invited Session
  Helium Droplet Spectroscopy Building blocks for quantum information Ultra-Cold Systems Laser Control in Multicomponent Systems
20:50    Kevin Lehmann, Princeton University
‘‘Phonons and spontaneous symmetry breaking in helium droplets doped with spherical atoms calculated with Time Dependent Helium Density Functionals’’
Gerd Leuchs, University of Erlangen, Germany
‘‘Quantum communication with coherent states’’
Ofir Alon, Heidelberg University
‘‘Pathway to fermionization of cold bosonic systems’’
Albrecht Lindinger, Freie Universität Berlin
‘‘Optimal control methods applied on small molecules’’
21:10    Curt Wittig, University of Southern California
‘‘Closely spaced vibronic levels in helium droplets’’
Antoine Browaeys, CNRS - Institut d’Optique
‘‘Coherent manipulations of atomic qubits in moving optical tweezers’’
Marvin Girardeau, University of Arizona
‘‘Exact Properties of Strongly Correlated Ultracold Gases in Tight Waveguides’’
Robert J. Levis, Temple University
‘‘Control of Multicomponent Systems with Strong Laser Fields: A New Paradigm for Sensing’’
21:30    Pierre-Nicholas Roy, University of Alberta
‘‘Theoretical studies of dopant rotations in helium quantum nano-clusters’’
Francesco De Martini, Università ‘‘La Sapienza’’, Rome
‘‘High gain Parametric Amplification, the Schroedinger Cat and the transition from quantum to classical physics’’
Anatoly Svidzinsky, Texas A&M University
‘‘Master equation analysis of fluctuations in interacting BEC’’
Robert Gordon, University of Illinois at Chicago
‘‘Controlling Molecular Processes in Gaseous and Condensed Phases’’
21:50    Takamasa Momose, University of British Columbia
‘‘Non-rigidity of hydrogen clusters at 0.4 K’’
Hanna Krauter, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University
‘‘Quantum teleportation between light and matter’’
Vitaly Kocharovsky, Texas A&M University
‘‘Non-perturbation in fluctuations theory of BEC and theorem on non-polynomial averages in statistical physics’’
Monika Leibscher, Freie Universität Berlin
‘‘Toward separation of nuclear spin isomers with coherent light’’

Thursday January 4 2007

Thursday Morning Plenary Session 1
7:30 Wolfgang Schleich, Universität Ulm (Memorial Session)
   ‘‘A tribute to two pioneers of quantum optics: Herbert Walther and Lorenzo Narducci’’
8:00 Stefan W. Hell, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen (Nanoscale Far-Field Fluorescence Microscopy)
   ‘‘Far-field fluorescence microscopy with diffraction-unlimited resolution’’
8:30 Mikhail Noginov, Norfolk State University (Propagation, localization, and lasing in random media)
   ‘‘Random lasers: so simple and so complicated’’
Thursday Morning Invited Session 1
  Memorial Session Nanoscale Far-Field Fluorescence Microscopy Propagation, localization, and lasing in random media Statistical Physics and Nonlinear Optics
9:10    Ludger Wöste, Freie Universität Berlin
‘‘Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere: From DIAL-Systems Inspired by Herbert Walther to Femtosecond LIDAR’’
Joerg Bewersdorf, Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor
‘‘4Pi microscopy - 3D biological imaging with 100 nm axial resolution’’
Aristide Dogariu, CREOL & FPCE, University of Central Florida
‘‘Variable coherence sensing’’
M. Howard Lee, University of Georgia
‘‘How valid is Boltzmann’s ergodic hypothesis?’’
9:30    Gerhard Paulus, Texas A&M University
‘‘Above-threshold ionization: An oddity finds applications’’
Harald F. Hess, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
‘‘Imaging Intracellular Fluorescent Proteins at Nanometer Resolution’’
Andrey A. Chabanov, University of Texas at San Antonio
‘‘Dynamics of localized wave in disordered media’’
Xinyong Fu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
‘‘Realization of Maxwell’s Hypothesis’’
9:50    Thomas Walther, Technische Universität Darmstadt
‘‘Prospects of Trapping Neutral Mercury’’
Kohzo Hakuta, University of Electro- Communications, Japan
‘‘Optical Nanofibers for Manipulating and Probing Single-Atom Fluorescence’’
Christof Aegerter, Universität Konstanz
‘‘Observation of Anderson localization of light in 3D’’
Jason Fleischer, Princeton University
‘‘Dispersive, superfluid-like shock waves in nonlinear optics’’
10:10    Frank A. Narducci, Naval Air Systems Command
‘‘Phase dynamics in EIT’’
Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University
---Talk Cancelled---
Michael Scalora, AMSRD-WS-ST
‘‘Negative refraction, subwavelength focusing, and super-resolution in one-dimensional, transparent, metallo-dielectric photonic band gap structures’’
Roman Kolesov, Texas A&M University
‘‘Ramsey Interference in Coherent Population Trapping Spectrum of Ruby at Room Temperature’’
-- Break --
Thursday Morning Plenary Session 2
10:50 Artem Rudenko, MPI Heidelberg (Laser ionization)
   ‘‘Time-resolved measurements with intense ultrashort laser pulses’’
11:20 Nat Fisch, Princeton University (Phase Space Manipulation of Ions and Atoms)
   Phase Space Manipulation of Ions and Atoms
Thursday Morning Invited Session 2
  Laser ionization Phase Space Manipulation of Ions and Atoms Entanglement, Erasure, and Dissipation Semiconductor lighting and uv laser diodes
12:00    Anthony F. Starace, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
‘‘Initial State Symmetry Effects on ATD Plateau Enhancements’’
Edvardas Narevicius, University of Texas at Austin
‘‘Coherent Slowing of Supersonic Beams’’
Jens Eisert, Imperial College London
‘‘A plethora of novel measurement-based schemes for quantum computing’’
Robert M. Biefeld, Sandia National Laboratories
‘‘Recent Advances in GaN-based Emitters’’
12:20    Alfred Maquet, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
‘‘Resonances and Re-Collisions in Strong Field Atomic Processes’’
Mark Raizen, University of Texas at Austin
‘‘One-Photon Cooling’’
Arkady Plotnitsky, Purdue University
‘‘Prediction, Repetition, and Erasure in Classical and Quantum Physics: Experiment, Theory, and Philosophy’’
Dennis Deppe, University of Central Florida
‘‘All-Epitaxial Single Quantum Dot Quantum Semiconductor Light Source’’
12:40    Wilhelm Becker, Max Born Institut Berlin
‘‘Resonant enhancements in intense-laser atom processes’’
Benjamin Lev, JILA/NIST/University of Colorado
‘‘Prospects for cavity-assisted laser cooling of Stark decelerated OH’’
Shi-Yao Zhu, Hong Kong Baptist College
‘‘Atom decay in one dimensional photonic crystals composed of dispersive left handed materials’’
Weng W. Chow, Sandia National Laboratory
‘‘Many-body modifications to group-velocity slowdown’’
-- Evening --
Thursday Evening Plenary Session
19:00 John Briggs, University of Freiburg (Atoms and Matter in Strong Fields)
   ‘‘Atoms for Attoseconds’’
19:30 Reinhold Walser, Universität Ulm (Cold atoms, precision measurements, and gravitational tests in outer space.)
   ‘‘Dropping cold quantum gases on Earth over long times and large distances’’
20:00 Hans Schuessler, Texas A&M University (Coherent Oscillations)
   ‘‘Coherent oscillations of nano structures’’
-- Break --
Thursday Evening Invited Session
  Atoms and Matter in Strong Fields Coherent Oscillations Cold atoms, precision measurements, and gravitational tests in outer space. Semiconductor Optics
20:50    Olga Smirnova, NRC Canada
‘‘Attosecond XUV probing of strong-field electron dynamics’’
Tobias Kippenberg, Max-Planck Institut für Quantenoptik
‘‘Radiation pressure self-cooling of a micro-mechanical oscillator
Kai Bongs, Universität Hamburg
‘‘Quantum gases under microgravity’’
Alexey Belyanin, Texas A&M University
‘‘Creating and utilizing intersubband quantum coherence in semiconductor quantum wells’’
21:10    John Delos, College of William and Mary
‘‘Atoms in electric and magnetic fields’’
Tobias Schaetz, Max-Planck Institut für Quantenoptik
‘‘Towards an ion-trap as an analog quantum simulator’’
Ernst M. Rasel, Universität Hannover
‘‘Atomic quantum sensors on ground and in space’’
Claire Gmachl, Princeton University
‘‘Novel active region designs for Quantum Cascade Lasers’’
21:30    Tobias Kramer, Harvard University
‘‘2D-matter waves in strong crossed electric and magnetic fields’’
Peter J. Mohr, National Institute of Standards and Technology
‘‘Fundamental Constants and the International System of Units’’
Nan Yu, NASA Jet Propultion Laboratory
‘‘Physics and applications with cold atom interferometer’’
Christopher J. Stanton, University of Florida
‘‘Coherent Phonons in Semiconductor Heterostructures’’
21:50    Andreas Becker, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden
---Talk Cancelled---
Margaret Reid, University of Queensland, Australia
‘‘Signifying macroscopic superpositions in squeezed and entangled field’’
Ron Folman, Ben Gurian University
‘‘Interference with cold atoms’’
David Reitze, University of Florida
‘‘Spectroscopy of Quantum Wells in High Magnetic Fields: Creating and Probing Coherence’’

Friday January 5 2007

Friday Morning Plenary Session 1
7:30 Hans Frauenfelder, Los Alamos National Laboratory (From Quantum Mechanics to Biology)
   ‘‘Molecular tunneling in proteins’’
8:00 Moshe Shapiro, University of British Colombia and the Weizmann Institute (Coherent Control)
   ‘‘Proof of the [q,p] commutation relations based on canonical invariance, and the quantum theory of slow light’’
8:30 Sunney Xie, Harvard University (CARS)
   ‘‘CARS Microscopy’’
Friday Morning Invited Session 1
  From Quantum Mechanics to Biology Coherent Control CARS
9:10    Martin A. Hunter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
‘‘Fractal composition of biological tissue: Facts, implications, open questions’’
Albert Stolow, National Research Council of Canada
‘‘Quantum Control via the Non-resonant Dynamic Stark Effect’’
Eric Potma, University of California at Irvine
‘‘Spatial phase shaping in nonlinear coherent microscopy’’
9:30    Eric Mazur, Harvard University
‘‘Using short bursts of photons to manipulate biological matter at the nanoscale’’
Mikhail Ivanov, National Research Council of Canada
‘‘Fighting ‘decoherence’ in rotationally hot diatomic molecule’’
Arthur Dogariu, Princeton University
‘‘Time-resolved CARS spectroscopy using a photonic crystal fiber source’’
9:50    Kazuhiko Misawa, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
‘‘Femtosecond isomerization of all-trans retinal triggered with a phase-locked pulse pair’’
Ioannis Thanopulos, University of British Colombia
‘‘Coherently Controlled Adiabatic Passage to Multiple Continuum Channels’’
Dmitry Pestov, Texas A&M University
‘‘Detection of Bacterial Spores by means of Multiplex CARS spectroscopy’’
-- Break --
Friday Morning Plenary Session 2
10:30 Lamb Award (Lamb Award)
   ‘‘The presentation of the 2007 Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics’’
11:00 James J. Carroll, Youngstown University (X-ray optics)
   ‘‘Studies of induced isomer depletion using intense photon sources’’
Friday Morning Invited Session 2
  X-ray optics Surfaces and plasmons Localization and Disorder in Ultracold Gases Molecular and Chemical Physics
11:40    Olga Kocharovskaya, Texas A&M University
‘‘Level mixing induced transparency: theory and experiment’’
Rogerio de Sousa, University of California at Berkeley
‘‘Coherent control of magnetic noise at semiconductor surfaces’’
Mark D. Havey, Old Dominion University
‘‘Time-dependent electromagnetic wave dynamics in ultracold, high-density Rb vapor’’
Marlan O. Scully, Texas A&M and Princeton University
‘‘Bohr’s 1913 Molecular Model Revisited’’
12:00    Esen E. Alp, Argonne National Laboratory
‘‘Inelastic x-ray scattering under extreme conditions’’
Naomi Halas, Rice University
‘‘Plasmonic design: combining surface enhanced spectroscopies on the same substrate’’
Randall G. Hulet, Rice University
‘‘Pairing of Atomic Fermions with Unequal Spin Populations’’
Shaul Mukamel, University of California at Irvine
‘‘Coherent Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy of Molecules: Femtosecond Analogues of Multidimensional NMR’’
12:20    Uwe van Bürck, Technische Universität München
‘‘Coherence in Nuclear Resonant Scattering of Synchrotron Radiation’’
Peter Nordlander, Rice University
‘‘Plasmon hybridization: understanding and designing the energy landscape of plasmonic geometries’’
Eric Akkermans, Technion, Israel
‘‘Photon correlations induced by disorder in a mesoscopic gas of cold atoms’’
Bertrand Girard, Université Paul Sabatier, CNRS
‘‘Coherent control with atoms and molecules’’
12:40    Edward S. Fry, Texas A&M University
‘‘Directed Spontaneous Emission from an Extended Ensemble of N Atoms: Timing Is Everything’’
Norbert Kroó, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
‘‘Quantum metal optics’’
Leonardo Fallani, LENS European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy
‘‘Ultracold bosons in disordered optical lattices’’
Robert Murawski, Texas A&M University
‘‘Wavepacket Oscillations In Cs-2’’
-- Evening --
Friday Evening Plenary Session
19:00 Georg Raithel, University of Michigan (Cold Rydberg Atoms and Cold Plasmas)
   ‘‘Cold Rydberg Atoms and Cold Plasmas’’
19:30 Peter D. Keefe, Keefe & Associates (Intellectual Property)
   ‘‘Patents and Copyrights’’
20:00 Robert P. Lucht, Purdue University (Femtosecond Sensors)
   ‘‘Femtosecond CARS Measurements of Gas-Phase Properties’’
-- Break --
Friday Evening Invited Session
  X-ray optics Femtosecond Sensors Cold Rydberg Atoms and Cold Plasmas Intellectual Property
20:50    Douglas Cline, University of Rochester
‘‘Nuclear structure of high-K isomers: implications for controlled energy release’’
James Gord, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
‘‘Femtosecond Ballistic Imaging of Optically Dense Sprays’’
Jim Martin, University of Waterloo, Canada
‘‘Use of microwave dressing fields to enhance Rydberg atom interactions’’
William D. Blackman, Carrier, Blackman & Associates
‘‘Patent Strategy’’
21:10    Nino Pereira, Ecopulse, Inc., Springfield, VA
‘‘A single-crystal X-ray spectropolarimeter’’
Tom Settersten, Sandia National Laboratory
‘‘Time-resolved wave-mixing spectroscopy as a probe of gas-phase collisional kinetics’’
James P. Shaffer, University of Oklahoma
‘‘Cold Rydberg Atom Interactions and Energy Transfer’’
Dave Morrison, University of Utah
‘‘Patent Searching’’
21:30    Marie-Madeleine Aléonard, Université de Bordeaux I, CENBG
‘‘Characterisation of the hard X-rays absolute energy distribution obtained with a kHz femtosecond laser and tantalum targets’’
Sukesh Roy, Innovative Scientific Solutions Inc.
‘‘High repetition rate gas-phase temperature measurements in reacting flows using femtosecond coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering spectroscopy’’
Edward Eyler, University of Connecticut
‘‘Nonlinear optics in an ultracold gas of Rydberg atoms’’
Donald J. Ersler, Donald J. Ersler, S.C.
‘‘Intellectual Property Workshop’’
21:50    Ian McNulty, Argonne National Laboratory
‘‘X-ray Vortices and Orbital Angular Momentum’’
Thilo Kraetschmer, University of Wisconsin at Madison
‘‘Hyperspectral Absorption Spectroscopy Based on Femtosecond Lasers’’
Juha Javanainen, University of Connecticut
‘‘Feshbach resonant atoms in an optical lattice: a superfluid?’’

Saturday January 6 2007

Saturday Morning Plenary Session 1
7:30 Jeffrey Hangst, Aarhus and CERN (Antihydrogen)
   Status and Prospects for Antihydrogen Research
8:00 Howard Wiseman, Griffith University, Australia (Quantum-Limited Measurement and Control)
   ‘‘Achieving Heisenberg-limited interferometry: can quantum control help?’’
8:30 Margaret Murnane, University of Colorado at Boulder (Attosecond Science)
   ‘‘Attosecond Science - Latest Developments and Expanding Opportunities’’
Saturday Morning Invited Session 1
  Antihydrogen Quantum-Limited Measurement and Control Attosecond Science Novel Optics
9:10    Neil Russell, Northern Michigan University
‘‘Tests of Lorentz symmetry using antihydrogen’’
J.M. Geremia, University of New Mexico
‘‘Optical Coherent State Discrimination via a Real-Time Closed-Loop Quantum Measurement’’
André Dieter Bandrauk, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
‘‘Attosecond Science in Molecules’’
Lute Maleki, NASA Jet Propultion Laboratory
‘‘Novel scheme for Bessel beam generation with WGM structure’’
9:30    Ryu Hayano, University of Tokyo
‘‘ASACUSA experimental results and plans’’
Kurt Jacobs, University of Massachusetts at Boston
‘‘Feedback Control and Quantum Jumps’’
Nick Wagner, University of Colorado at Boulder
‘‘Monitoring Molecular Dynamics using Attosecond Electrons Recollisions’’
Anatoliy Savchenkov, NASA Jet Propultion Laboratory
‘‘Parametric conversions in lithium niobate resonator’’
9:50    Jerry Gabrielse, Harvard University
‘‘Atrap experimental results and plans’’
Kenneth Pregnell, Imperial College, UK
‘‘Time Symmetry and Signatures of Quantum Metrology’’
Guido Saathoff, University of Colorado at Boulder
‘‘Attosecond Science on Surfaces’’
Deniz Yavuz, University of Wisconsin
‘‘All optical femtosecond switch using two photon absorption’’
-- Break --
Saturday Morning Plenary Session 2
10:30 Andrew Sessler, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Intense Particle Beams: Uses, Needs, Desires, and Limitations)
   ‘‘Intense Particle Beams: Uses, Needs, Desires, and Limitations’’
11:00 Gershon Kurizki, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (Multipartite Entanglement and Disentanglement)
   ‘‘Multipartite entanglement and disentanglement’’
Saturday Morning Invited Session 2
  Intense Particle Beams: Uses, Needs, Desires, and Limitations Quantum-Limited Measurement and Control Attosecond Science Multipartite Entanglement and Disentanglement
11:40    Swapan Chattopadhyay, Jefferson Laboratory
‘‘Intense Beams -- Generation, Transport and Cooling’’
Daniel Steck, University of Oregon
‘‘Continuous Measurement of Atomic Motion’’
Zenghu Chang, Kansas State University
‘‘Precision control of carrier-envelope phase in grating-based chirped amplifiers for attosecond research’’
Ting Yu, University of Rochester
‘‘Entanglement Sudden Death in Mixed Bipartite Systems’’
12:00    Vladimir Litvinenko, Brookhaven National Laboratory
‘‘Rings (Coherent phenomena like electron cloud)’’
Jeremy O’Brien, Bristol University
‘‘Beating the standard quantum limit with four photons’’
Masayuki Katsuragawa, University of Electro- Communications, Japan
‘‘Optical synthesis with broad Raman sidebands - Toward subfemtosecond regime’’
Masahito Ueda, Tokyo Institute of Technology
‘‘Quantum measurement and the second law of thermodynamics’’
12:20    Gennady Stupakov, SLAC
‘‘Beam cooling and phase space manipulations’’
Philip Hemmer, Texas A&M University
‘‘Progress toward scalable quantum computers in diamond’’
Andy Kung, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
‘‘Single cycle optical pulses with constant carrier envelope phase’’
Vladimir Akulin, Université Paris-Sud
‘‘Multipartite Entanglement: Exhaustive Description and Control’’
12:40    Alexander Zholents, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
‘‘How ideas of intense transport and manipulation of high-quality beams apply to future FEL light sources’’
Robert W. Boyd, University of Rochester
‘‘Slow, fast, and backwards light propagation’’
Alexei Sokolov, Texas A&M University
‘‘Toward subfemtosecond pulses by molecular modulation in gasses and solids’’
Hideomi Nihira, University of Rochester
---Talk Cancelled---
-- Evening --
Saturday Evening Plenary Session
19:00 Selim M. Shahriar, Northwestern University (Applications of Quantum Optics)
   ‘‘Fast-Light for Astrophysics: Testing Alternate Theories of Gravity and Detecting Gravitational Waves’’
19:30 Theo Nieuwenhuizen, University of Amsterdam (On Some Foundations of Physics)
   ‘‘Einstein versus Maxwell: is gravitation a curvature of space, or a field in flat space, or both?’’
20:00 Jens Rauschenberger, Max-Planck Institut für Quantenoptik (Frequency Combs and Enhancement Resonators)
   ‘‘Frequency Combs and Enhancement Resonators’’
-- Break --
Saturday Evening Invited Session
  On Some Foundations of Physics Applications of Quantum Optics Frequency Combs and Enhancement Resonators Novel Optics
20:50    Vaclav Spicka, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
‘‘Some Quantum Experiments from the Point of View of Stochastic Electrodynamics’’
Baris I. Erkmen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
‘‘Coherence Propagation of Phase-sensitive Light and Applications to Ghost Imaging’’
David Jones, University of British Columbia
‘‘Coherent Buildup Cavities for Generating High-Flux, Spectrally Pure EUV Radiation.’’
Rebecca Olson Knell, University of Maryland
‘‘Photon Burst Detection of Multi-Level Atoms in Cavity QED’’
21:10    Gregg Jaeger, Boston University
‘‘Quantum coding, entanglement, and decoherence’’
Ron Meyers, Army Research Laboratory
‘‘Chaotic Laser Quantum Ghost Imaging’’
Thomas R. Schibli, JILA / University of Colorado
‘‘Femtosecond enhancement cavities’’
Vladimir A. Sautenkov, Texas A&M University
‘‘Amplitude correlations of coupled optical fields in EIT experiments’’
21:30    Andrew Jordan, University of Rochester
‘‘Quantum Undemolition - Undoing quantum measurement by erasing information’’
Jun-Tao Chang, Texas A&M University
‘‘Measurement of the separation between atoms beyond diffraction limit’’
Tara Fortier, National Institute of Standards and Technology
‘‘Optical frequency combs for optical measurements and comparisons’’
Elena Kuznetsova, Texas A&M University
‘‘Coherent generation of THz pulses in molecular gases and optical crystals’’
21:50    Al F. Kracklauer, University of Weimar
‘‘The Semiclassical theory of optical ‘Quantum’ eraser experiments’’
  Christoph Gohle, Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics
‘‘Cavity enhanced broad band spectroscopy’’
George R. Welch, Texas A&M University
‘‘Nonlinear Magneto-optic Polarization Rotation with Intense Laser Fields’’

Last updated: Fri Nov 30 13:51:05 CST 2007