PQE-2009 — Full Program

Monday, January 5 2009

Monday Morning Plenary Session 1
7:25 George R. Welch, Texas A&M University (Welcome)
   ‘‘Welcoming Remarks’’
7:30 Bernhard W. Adams, Argonne National Laboratory (Nuclear Gamma-Ray Superradiance)
   ‘‘Nuclear Gamma-Ray Superradiance’’
8:00 Leonid Butov, University of California at San Diego (Exciton Condensates)
   ‘‘Indirect Excitons’’
8:30 Barry C. Sanders, University of Calgary (Quantum Process Tomography)
   ‘‘Complete Characterization of Quantum-Optical Processes’’
Monday Morning Invited Session 1
  Nuclear Gamma-Ray Superradiance Exciton Condensates Quantum Process Tomography
9:10    Ralf Röhlsberger, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron DESY
‘‘Directional Emission of X-rays from Rotating Matter: The Nuclear Lighthouse Effect’’
Aron Pinczuk, Columbia University
‘‘Quantum Hall States seen as Quantum Liquids’’
Masoud Mohseni, Harvard University
‘‘Correlation-enhanced quantum process tomography’’
9:30    Yuri Shvyd’ko, Argonne National Laboratory
‘‘X-Ray Free Electron Laser Oscillator: a Future Fully Coherent X-ray Source’’
Tomoyuki Horikiri, National Institute of Informatics, Japan and Stanford University
‘‘Second order coherence of exciton-polariton condensates’’
Krister Shalm, University of Toronto
‘‘The Symmetry of Spin-Squeezing: Quantum State Tomography on a Sphere’’
9:50    Jun-Tao Chang, Texas A&M University
‘‘Cooperative Spontaneous Emission of N atoms: many-body eigenstates and their decay’’
Rafi Bistritzer, University of Texas at Austin
‘‘High Tc superfluidity in bilayer graphene’’
Alexander Lvovsky, University of Calgary
‘‘Process tomography of quantum-optical memory’’
10:10    Eyob A. Sete, Texas A&M University
‘‘The Lamb Shift in Single photon Dicke Superradiance’’
Michael P. Lilly, Sandia National Laboratories
Coulomb drag in the exciton regime in electron-hole bilayers’’
Martin Plenio, Imperial College London
‘‘Measuring Measurement and Quantitative Entanglement Verification’’
-- Break --
Monday Morning Plenary Session 2
10:50 Xiaoliang Sunney Xie, Harvard University (Medical and Bio-Physics)
   ‘‘Single Molecule and Nonlinear Raman Microscopy for Biology and Medicine’’
11:20 Weng W. Chow, Sandia National Laboratories (Advances in Semiconductor Optics)
   ‘‘Update on our understanding of semiconductor-laser gain: from quantum well to quantum dots’’
Monday Morning Invited Session 2
  Medical and Bio-Physics Quantum Mechanics and Number Theory Advances in Semiconductor Optics Quantum Coherence Effects
12:00    Szymon Suckewer, Princeton University
‘‘Flapless FemtosecLASIK’’
Vincenzo Tamma, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
‘‘Exponential Sums Algorithm based on Optical Interference: Factorization of arbitrary large numbers in a single run’’
Alexey Belyanin, Texas A&M University
‘‘Terahertz studies of collective excitations and microscopic physics in semiconductor magneto-plasmas’’
Olga Kocharovskaya, Texas A&M University
‘‘Quantum coherence effects in solids: New applications’’
12:20    Markus Pollnau, University of Twente
‘‘Monitoring of DNA molecules in a lab on a chip with femtosecond laser written waveguides’’
Mark Sadgrove, CREST project, Japan Science and Technology Agency
‘‘Computing exponential sums with a Bose-Einstein condensate’’
Jacob Khurgin, Johns Hopkins University
‘‘Interface roughness and ionized impurity broadening -is it homogeneous or not?’’
Holger Schmidt, University of California at Santa Cruz
‘‘Atomic spectroscopy and quantum interference on a chip’’
12:40    George R. Welch, Texas A&M University
‘‘CARS and FAST-CARS detection of biological molecules such as glucose and cholesterol’’
Elmar Haller, Experimental Physik University of Innsbruck
‘‘From an ideal gas to the super-Tonks-Girardeau regime with tunable interactions’’
Nikolai Stelmakh, University of Texas at Arlington
‘‘Lateral mode structure of wide-ridge Quantum Cascade lasers’’
Ben Varcoe, University of Leeds
‘‘Precision Test of Lorentz Invariance using EIT’’
-- Evening --
Monday Evening Plenary Session
19:00 Gershon Kurizki, Weizmann Institute of Science (Quantum Measurements, Decoherence and Dissipation)
   ‘‘Ultrafast Cooling of Quantum Bits Within the Bath Memory’’
19:30 Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler, Universität Ulm (Cold Atoms and Solid State Physics)
   ‘‘A deterministic single ion source for nm-spatial deterministic doping of solid state devices’’
20:00 Geoffrey Duxbury, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (Quantum Cascade Laser Spectroscopy: Diagnostics to Non-Linear Optics)
   ‘‘Quantum cascade laser spectroscopy: Diagnostics to non-linear optics’’
-- Break --
Monday Evening Invited Session
  Quantum Measurements, Decoherence and Dissipation Cold Atoms and Solid State Physics Quantum Cascade Laser Spectroscopy: Diagnostics to Non-Linear Optics Novel Optics
20:50    Howard Carmichael, University of Auckland
‘‘Quantum teleportation of the temporal correlations of light: squeezing and bandwidth requirements’’
Fedor Jelezko (talk delivered by Phil Hemmer), University of Stuttgart
‘‘Manipulating single electron and nuclear spin in diamond’’
Damien Weidmann, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
‘‘Broadband laser heterodyne spectroscopy using an external cavity quantum cascade laser’’
Chan Joshi, UCLA
‘‘Laser-Plasma Accelerators for Generating Directional X-ray beams’’
21:10    Hans J. Briegel, University of Innsbruck
‘‘Entanglement in biological systems? - A quantum thermodynamic perspective’’
József Fortágh, University of Tübingen
‘‘Meissner effect in superconducting microtraps’’
Grant Ritchie, University of Oxford
‘‘Applications of quantum cascade lasers in chemical kinetics and dynamics’’
Leon Cohen, City University of New York (Hunter College)
‘‘A phase space approach to scattering’’
21:30    Niels Kjaergaard, Niels Bohr Institute
‘‘Squeezing of Atomic Quantum Projection Noise’’
Björn Butscher, University of Stuttgart
‘‘Observation of ultra-long-range Rydberg molecules’’
Rainer Martini, Stevens Institute of Technology
‘‘High speed all-optical modulation of a Quantum Cascade Laser’’
Patrick Loughlin, University of Pittsburgh
‘‘Local phase space moments of a pulse propagating with dispersion and damping’’
21:50    Nir Bar-Gill, Weizmann Institute of Science
‘‘Dynamic Decoherence Control in BEC Setups’’
Hans Peter Büchler, University of Stuttgart
‘‘Quantum critical behavior in strongly interacting Rydberg gases’’
James F. Kelly, DOE; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
‘‘Empirical studies of swept gain effects in molecular lambda transitions’’
M. Howard Lee, University of Georgia
‘‘Ergodicity and Chaos in a system of harmonic oscillators’’

Tuesday, January 6 2009

Tuesday Morning Plenary Session 1
7:30 Marlan O. Scully, Texas A&M and Princeton University (Willis Lamb Memorial)
   ‘‘The Lamb Shift Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow’’
8:00 Paolo Tombesi, University of Camerino, Italy (Cavity Quantum Optomechanics)
   ‘‘Cooling and Entanglement in Cavity Optomechanics’’
8:30 Henry C. Kapteyn, JILA -- University of Colorado at Boulder (Attosecond Physics)
   ‘‘Ultrafast Tabletop Diffractive Microscopy and Nanothermal Imaging using Coherent High Harmonic Beams’’
Tuesday Morning Invited Session 1
  Novel Nonlinear Optics Cavity Quantum Optomechanics Attosecond Physics Novel Optics
9:10    Shaul Mukamel, University of California at Irvine
‘‘Nonlinear Spectroscopy with Entangled Photons; Manipulating Quantum Pathways of Matter’’
Jack Harris, Yale University
‘‘Improved ‘position squared’ readout of a mechanical oscillator using degenerate cavity modes’’
John Miao, University of California at Los Angeles
‘‘Lensless Diffraction Microscopy: Seeing the Invisible with Computational Algorithms’’
Aaron Leanhardt, University of Michigan
‘‘An Electron Electric Dipole Moment Search in the 3Δ1 Ground State of Tungsten Carbide Molecules’’
9:30    Kevin K. Lehmann, University of Virginia
‘‘Cavity Enhanced Absorption Spectroscopy with a Supercontinuum Source’’
Simon Gröblacher, IQOQI, Austrian Academy of Sciences
‘‘Laser-Cooling of Micromechanical Resonators in a Cryogenic Cavity’’
Carmen Menoni, Colorado State University
‘‘Nanometer scale imaging with extreme ultraviolet lasers’’
Anatoliy Savchenkov, OEwaves Inc.
‘‘Low repetition rate all-optical frequency comb’’
9:50    Yuri Rostovtsev, Texas A&M University
‘‘Atomic coherence excited by off-resonant strong laser pulses: theory and experiment and the role of absolute phase’’
Antoine Heidmann, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, CNRS
‘‘Optomechanical correlations between light and mirrors’’
Alexander A. Zholents, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
‘‘Array of free electron lasers for science with soft x-rays’’
Eugeniy Mikhailov, The College of William & Mary
‘‘Low-frequency vacuum squeezing in Rb vapor’’
-- Break --
Tuesday Morning Plenary Session 2
10:30 Kohzo Hakuta, University of Electro- Communications, Japan (Nano-Quantum Optics)
   ‘‘Manipulating Atoms and Photons Using Optical Nanofibers’’
11:00 Robin Kaiser, INLN, CNRS, UNSA (Quantum Multiple Scattering)
   ‘‘Quantum Multiple Scattering’’
Tuesday Morning Invited Session 2
  Nano-Quantum Optics Quantum Multiple Scattering Attosecond Recollision and Gating Quantum Information
11:40    Dieter Meschede, Unversity of Bonn
‘‘Controlling neutral atoms for quantum information processing in a 1D optical lattice’’
Mark Havey, Old Dominion University
‘‘Near-resonance light scattering in high density and ultracold 87Rb’’
Ladan Arissian, Texas A&M University
‘‘Intracavity phase measurement, sensor based on carrier to envelope frequency (CEO)’’
Margaret Reid, Swinburne University of Technology
‘‘EPR, Steering and Bell inequalities’’
12:00    Misha Sumetsky, OFS Labs
‘‘Optical microcoil resonator’’
Thomas F. Gallagher, University of Virginia
‘‘Superradiance in the Frozen Rydberg Gas’’
Eugene Frumker, Texas A&M University
‘‘Two-dimensional phase-only spatial light modulators for dynamic phase and amplitude pulse shaping’’
Hannes Hübel, University of Vienna
‘‘Entanglement based Quantum Cryptography: From intra city links to inter island quantum communication’’
12:20    Takao Aoki, California Institute of Technology
‘‘Strong coupling between one atom and a microtoroidal resonator’’
Sebastian Slama, University of Tübingen, Germany
‘‘Collective light scattering from ultracold atoms in optical cavities’’
Carlos Trallero, National Research Council, Canada
‘‘Multiphoton transitions in the strong field limit: From atoms to molecules’’
Michael Mehring, Universität Stuttgart
‘‘Phase Control of Quantum States’’
12:40    Michal Bajcsy, Harvard University
‘‘All-optical switch inside a hollow-core photonic-crystal fiber’’
John Page, University of Manitoba
‘‘Localization of ultrasonic waves in a three-dimensional elastic network’’
David Grojo, National Research Council, Canada
‘‘Multiphoton Ionization and Nanoscale Modifications inside Transparent Solids’’
Edward S. Fry, Texas A&M University
‘‘Do Experimental Violations of Bell Inequalities Imply a Non-Local Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics?’’
-- Evening --
Tuesday Evening Plenary Session
19:00 John Thomas, Duke University (Interacting Fermi Gases)
   ‘‘Fermi Gases with Tunable Interactions’’
19:30 Eric Akkermans, Yale university and Technion-Israel (Superradiance)
   ‘‘Dicke superradiance and Anderson localization of photons’’
20:00 Jorge J. Rocca, Colorado State University (Advances in Coherent Soft X-ray Sources)
   ‘‘Phase-coherent injection-seeded soft x-ray lasers’’
-- Break --
Tuesday Evening Invited Session
  Interacting Fermi Gases Superradiance Advances in Coherent Soft X-ray Sources Ghost Imaging
20:50    Aurel Bulgac, University of Washington
‘‘The incredible many facets of a unitary Fermi gas’’
Eugene M. Chudnovsky, CUNY Lehman College and Graduate Center
‘‘Cooperative Effects and Possibility of Superradiance in Crystals of Molecular Magnets’’
Margaret Murnane, JILA -- University of Colorado at Boulder
‘‘Observing the Coupled Motions of Electrons and Atoms in Polyatomic Molecules’’
Yan Hua Shih, University of Maryland at Baltimore County
‘‘Thermal ghost imaging: What is quantum? What is classical?’’
21:10    Peter D. Drummond, Swinburne University of Technology
‘‘Theory of strongly interacting Fermi gases’’
Anatoly Svidzinsky, Texas A&M University
‘‘Cooperative spontaneous emission of N atoms: effect of virtual photons and classical analogy with N harmonic oscillators’’
Matthew Zepf, Queen’s University Belfast
‘‘High harmonics from relativistically oscillating plasma surfaces -- a high brightness attosecond source at keV photon energies’’
Baris I. Erkmen, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
‘‘Unified theory of classical and quantum ghost imaging’’
21:30    Ken O’Hara, The Pennsylvania State University
‘‘Experiments with an ultracold three-component Fermi gas’’
Matthew Hastings, Los Alamos National Laboratory
‘‘Synchronization and Dephasing of Many-Body States’’
Anne Sakdinawat, University of California, Berkeley
‘‘X-ray Imaging with Specialized Diffractive Optics’’
Shi-Yao Zhu, Hong Kong Baptist University
‘‘Hanbury Brown-Twiss effect and thermal light ghost imaging’’
21:50    Cheng Chin, University of Chicago
‘‘Novel Quantum Phases and Scalable Quantum Control of Two Atomic Species in Optical Lattices’’
Karyn Le Hur, Yale University
‘‘Entanglement and Decoherence of Two level Systems in a Boson bath: A unified Approach for solid-state devices, cold atomic systems, and photons’’
John Arthur, SLAC
‘‘Startup of the LCLS Free Electron Laser and plans for soft X-ray science in 2009’’
Ronald Meyers, Army Research Laboratory
‘‘Thermal Ghost Imaging Experiments’’

Wednesday, January 7 2009

Wednesday Morning Plenary Session 1
7:30 Norbert Kroó, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Surface Plasmons)
   ‘‘Nonlinear plasmonics and some applications’’
8:00 Robert W. Boyd, University of Rochester (Slow Light)
   ‘‘Slow and Fast Light: Fundamentals and Applications’’
8:30 Robert L. Byer, Stanford University (Laser Acceleration)
   ‘‘Laser Compression and Acceleration of Electrons’’
Wednesday Morning Invited Session 1
  Surface Plasmons Slow Light Laser Acceleration
9:10    Anatoly Zayats (talk delivered by Viktor Podolskiy), The Queen’s University of Belfast
‘‘Controlling Surface Plasmons on Nanostructured Surfaces’’
John Howell, University of Rochester
‘‘Applications of Slow And Stopped Light’’
Ronald D. Ruth, Lyncean Technologies, Inc. and SLAC
‘‘Accelerator-Laser Compton X-rays for medical applications’’
9:30    Francesco Intravaia, Universität Potsdam
Surface Plasmons and the Casimir Effect’’
Daniel J. Gauthier, Duke University
‘‘Room-Temperature Spectral Hole Burning via SBS’’
Eric R. Colby, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
‘‘The E-163 Advanced Accelerator Research Program at SLAC’’
9:50    Peter Dombi, Hungarian Research Inst. for Solid-State Physics and Optics
‘‘Surface Plasmon Enhanced Electron Acceleration with Few-Cycle Laser Pulses’’
Irina Novikova, The College of William & Mary
‘‘Optimal control of light pulse storage and retrieval in atomic vapor’’
Christopher McGuinness, Stanford University
‘‘Accelerating Electrons with Lasers and Photonic Crystals’’
-- Break --
Wednesday Morning Plenary Session 2
10:30 Lamb Award (Lamb Award)
   ‘‘The presentation of the 2009 Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics’’
11:00 Dan Stamper-Kurn, University of California at Berkeley (Ultra-cold Dynamics)
   ‘‘Magnetic phases of a dipolar spin-1 quantum gas’’
Wednesday Morning Invited Session 2
  Surface Plasmons Slow Light Ultra-cold Dynamics Raman Route to Attoseconds
11:40    Miklos Lenner, Hungarian Research Inst. for Solid-State Physics and Optics
‘‘Nonlinear STM Plasmonics’’
David A. B. Miller, Stanford University
‘‘Limits to Dispersive and Slow Light Optical Devices’’
Han Pu, Rice University
Dynamics of vector solitons in two-species atomic condensate’’
Alexei Sokolov, Texas A&M University
‘‘Novel Light Sources Utilizing Maximal Quantum Coherence in Molecular Gasses and Solids’’
12:00    Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi, University of Alberta
‘‘Spinplasmonics: Controlling Plasmon Propagation via Electron Spin’’
Herbert G. Winful, University of Michigan
‘‘Tunneling time in photonic structures’’
Peter Schmelcher, University of Heidelberg
‘‘Correlated Tunneling and Interferences in Strongly Interacting Low-Dimensional Bosonic Systems’’
Masayuki Katsuragawa, University of Electro- Communications, Japan
‘‘Octave-spanning Raman comb stabilized to an optical frequency standard’’
12:20    Viktor A. Podolskiy, Oregon State University
‘‘Eliminating Losses and Out-of-Plane Scattering of Surface Plasmon Polaritons with Active Metamaterials’’
Deniz Yavuz, University of Wisconsin at Madison
‘‘Refractive index enhancement with vanishing absorption in an atomic vapor’’
Lincoln Carr, Colorado School of Mines
‘‘Many Body Entangled Quantum Dynamics of Ultracold Molecules’’
Andy Kung, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
‘‘Controlling the carrier-envelope phase of Raman generated single-cycle pulses’’
12:40    Andrey Krayev, AIST-NT Inc
‘‘SPM+Raman - Integrated Solution for Modern Photonics and Plasmonics’’
Michelle Povinelli, University of Southern California
‘‘Trapping Light in Optical Microcavities via Dynamic Tuning’’
Hui-Chun Chien, Stanford University
‘‘Observation of the Superfluid Deconfinement Crossover From 2D Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless Layers to a 3D Anisotropic Superfluid’’
Fetah Benabid, University of Bath
‘‘What Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fiber brought to Coherent Stimulated Raman Scattering’’
-- Evening --
Wednesday Evening Plenary Session
19:00 Galina Khitrova, University of Arizona (Nonperiodic Nanophotonics)
   ‘‘Nonperiodic Nanophotonics’’
19:30 Alan Migdall, NIST Gaithersburg (Quantum Information Processing)
   ‘‘Fiber-Based Entangled Photon Source Progress and Applications (a 2500 year history)’’
20:00 Hiro-o Hamaguchi, The University of Tokyo (Raman Spectroscopy)
   ‘‘Can Raman spectroscopy measure and quantify life?’’
-- Break --
Wednesday Evening Invited Session
  Nonperiodic Nanophotonics Quantum Information Processing Condensate Physics Raman Spectroscopy
20:50    Alexandra Ledermann, Institute of Nanotech., Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
‘‘Optical properties of three-dimensional photonic quasicrystals and their periodic approximants’’
Alexander Korotkov, University of California at Riverside
‘‘Quantum uncollapsing: theory and experiment’’
Vitaly Kocharovsky, Texas A&M University
‘‘Mesoscopic BEC phase transition’’
George J. Thomas, University of Missouri - Kansas City
‘‘Mechanisms of Virus Assembly Probed by Raman Spectroscopy’’
21:10    Joshua R. Hendrickson, The University of Arizona
‘‘Exciton Polaritons in 1D Fibonacci Quasicrystals’’
John M. Myers, Harvard University
‘‘Contingent choice of states to simplify a quantum decision problem of light detection’’
Randall G. Hulet, Rice University
‘‘Exploring transport of a weakly-interacting BEC in a random potential’’
Jaan Laane, Texas A&M University
‘‘Spectroscopic investigations and potential functions for pyridine and 1,3-butadiene in ground and excited electronic states’’
21:30    Dagmar Gerthsen, University of Karlsruhe
‘‘Transmission Electron Microscopy of Nonperiodic InGaAs/GaAs Quantum Well Structures’’
Patrick Rebentrost, Harvard University
‘‘The role of quantum coherence in excitonic energy transfer in photosynthetic complexes’’
Moochan Kim, Texas A&M University
‘‘Condensation and Fluctuation for the weakly interacting N-Boson System’’
Lawrence Ziegler, Boston University
‘‘Barcoding bacteria by surface enhanced Raman microscopy:  rapid pathogen detection at the single cell level’’
21:50    Alexander N. Poddubny, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of the RAS
‘‘Theory of Light Coupled Exciton Polaritons in Nonperiodic Quantum Wells’’
Howard Brandt, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
‘‘Quantum computational geodesics’’
Ron Folman, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
‘‘Atomchips: where material engineering meets atom optics’’
Vladislav V. Yakovlev, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
‘‘Stimulated Raman scattering: old physics, new applications’’

Thursday, January 8 2009

Thursday Morning Plenary Session 1
7:30 Ofir E. Alon, Heidelberg University (Optical Lattices)
   ‘‘Quantum Dynamics of Attractive Bose Gases’’
8:00 Mark Raizen, University of Texas at Austin (Measurement, Cooling, and Maxwell’s Demon)
   ‘‘Maxwell’s Demon near Maximal Efficiency’’
8:30 Pierre Pillet, Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, CNRS, Univ Paris-Sud (Quantum Coherence Effects)
   ‘‘Broaband laser for detection and cooling of molecules.’’
Thursday Morning Invited Session 1
  Optical Lattices Measurement, Cooling, and Maxwell’s Demon Quantum Coherence Effects Novel Optics
9:10    Ian Spielman, NIST, Gaithersburg
‘‘Realization of the Bose-Hubbard model in non-standard lattice potentials: tools, experiments, and a simple model’’
Daniel Steck, University of Oregon
‘‘All-Optical One-Way Barrier for Alkali Atoms’’
Dmitry Budker, University of California at Berkeley
‘‘The joy and utility of high-order atomic and nuclear polarization moments’’
Kent D. Choquette, University of Illinois
‘‘Decimated Cavity Photonic Crystal Membrane Laser’’
9:30    Congjun Wu, University of California at San Diego
‘‘Novel quantum phases in orbital systems with cold atom optical lattices’’
Irfan Siddiqi, University of California at Berkeley
‘‘Non-linear Dispersive Measurement with Superconducting Circuits’’
Chris O’Brien, Texas A&M University
‘‘Coherent Enhancement of Refractive Index in Solids using Excited State Absorption’’
V. Ara Apkarian, University of California at Irvine
‘‘Nonlocal mechanics, environment induced coherence, and decoherence free states of an oscillator strongly coupled to the bath’’
9:50    W. Vincent Liu, University of Pittsburgh
‘‘Crystalline superfluidity of cold atoms in lattice p-bands’’
Nathaniel J. Fisch, Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory
‘‘Cooling Particles with Waves: from 10^6 eV to 10^5 eV or from 10^-8 eV to 10^-9 eV’’
Philippe Goldner, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie
‘‘Rare earth doped crystals for quantum memories’’
Eric Mazur, Harvard University
‘‘Optically hyperdoped semiconductors’’
10:10    Nimrod Moiseyev, Technion, Israel
‘‘Photo induced conical intersections in molecular optical lattices: the phenomenon and its consequence’’
Zoe-Elizabeth Sariyanni, JILA / University of Colorado at Boulder
‘‘Exorcizing Maxwell’s Demon via Quantum Mechanics’’
John J. L. Morton, University of Oxford
‘‘Solid state quantum memory using nuclear spins’’
Koryun Oganesyan, Yerevan Physics Institute, Armenia
‘‘Detection of Casimir Photons with Electrons’’
-- Break --
Thursday Morning Plenary Session 2
10:50 Martin Richardson, Townes Institute, College of Optics, UCF (Laser Plasmas)
   ‘‘Playing with plasmas’’
11:20 Frank A. Narducci, Naval Air Systems Command (Measurements With Cold Atoms)
   ‘‘Useful Diagnostics in the construction of a Gradient Magnetometer Atom Interferometer’’
Thursday Morning Invited Session 2
  Novel Nonlinear Optics Measurements With Cold Atoms Quantum Coherence Effects Novel Optics
12:00    Jason Fleischer, Princeton University
‘‘Nonlinear Self-Filtering via Dynamical Stochastic Resonance’’
Fredrik Fatemi, Naval Research Laboratory
‘‘Imaging magnetic fields using stimulated Raman transitions in a cold atom cloud’’
Selim Shahriar, Northwestern University
‘‘Putting Superluminosity to Work: From Data Buffering to Ultraprecise Magnetometry’’
Andrii Sizhuk, Texas A&M University
‘‘Fluctuations of Particle Number in Two-component Interacting Bose-Einstein Condensate’’
12:20    Alberto M. Marino, NIST
‘‘Entangled Images from Four-Wave Mixing’’
Anthony Miller, Stanford University
‘‘Magnetometry with Cold Atomic Ensembles’’
Yifu Zhu, Florida International University
‘‘Atomic coherence and interference in a coupled atom-cavity system’’
Rina Kanamoto, Ochanomizu University, Japan
‘‘Quantum phase transition, symmetry breaking, and entanglement in one-dimensional Bose gas’’
12:40    Douglas Stone, Yale University
‘‘Ab Initio Theory of Novel Micro and Nano Lasers’’
Andy Geraci, NIST
‘‘Cold atoms coupled to a magnetic micro-cantilever’’
Dmitry Strekalov, JPL/Caltech
‘‘Optical combs via cascaded four-wave mixing in a bichromatically pumped whispering gallery mode resonator’’
Sabine Wölk, Universität Ulm
‘‘Factorization with Gauss sums’’
-- Evening --
Thursday Evening Plenary Session
19:00 Andreas Volkmer, Universität Stuttgart (Challenges in Imaging)
   ‘‘Coherent Raman microscopy: Exploring the chemical and physical structure of individual biopolymers, living cells, and tissue’’
19:30 Ernst M. Rasel, Leibniz Universität Hannover (Gravity and Relativity)
   ‘‘Bose-Einstein condensates in extended free fall’’
20:00 Thomas Becker, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (Atom-Photon Interactions)
   ‘‘Cavity QED and Spectroscopy with Rydberg Atoms’’
-- Break --
Thursday Evening Invited Session
  Challenges in Imaging Gravity and Relativity Quantum Nucleonics and Atomic-Nuclear Interactions Atom-Photon Interactions
20:50    Gopalakrishnan Balasubramanian, Universität Stuttgart
‘‘Super-resolution imaging using single spins in diamond’’
Jason Hogan, Stanford University
‘‘Precision gravimetry and test of the Equivalence Principle with a 10-meter atomic fountain’’
James J. Carroll, Youngstown State University
‘‘Search for induced depletion of nuclear isomers’’
Alexei Ourjoumtsev, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics
‘‘Two-photon gateway in one-atom cavity quantum electrodynamics’’
21:10    Keith Kastella, SRI International
‘‘Selective detection of entangled photons’’
Arnaud Landragin, SYRTE-Observatoire de Paris
‘‘Inertial sensors with cold atoms’’
Marc Litz, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
‘‘Potential of electron-beam ionization for accelerated decay of radioisotopes’’
Barak Dayan, Weizmann Institute of Science
‘‘Routing single photons with single atoms coupled to chip-based microcavities’’
21:30    Philip Hemmer, Texas A&M University
‘‘Practical limits to sub-wavelength imaging’’
Pacôme Delva, ESA/ACT
‘‘Atom interferometric detection of gravitational waves on ground and in space’’
Nino R. Pereira, Ecopulse
‘‘Cost Estimates for Power or Energy from Nuclear Isomers’’
Sanjit Karmakar, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
‘‘Can two-photon interference of thermal light be considered as statistical correlation or anti-correlation of intensity fluctuations?’’
21:50    Alexander A. Govyadinov, University of Pennsylvania
‘‘Phaseless 3D Optical Tomography with Subwavelength Resolution’’
Holger Müller, University of California at Berkeley
‘‘Large area atom interferometry’’

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