What better way to understand how something works than to assemble it from scratch?  We aim to advance understanding of many-particle quantum systems by learning to assemble highly entangled states of laser-cooled atoms.

Prospects include:

  • Approaching fundamental quantum mechanical limits in metrology
  • Detecting, quantifying, and visualizing many-particle entanglement
  • Generating new resources for quantum information processing

Engineering novel quantum states will require sophisticated tools.  Central to our experimental toolbox will be non-local interactions mediated by light in an optical cavity.  We are particularly interested in applying methods of optimal quantum control to exploit such interactions to maximal advantage.

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