Physics @ Berkeley
Events in Physics
Title: Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics: What Is The Electric Field Of A Single Photon?    (Colloquia)
Start Date: 12/03/2007
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: 1 LeConte
Speaker: Steve Girvin
Affiliation: Yale
Contact Person: Nathan Proctor   (510) 642-3034

“Circuit QED” is a new paradigm for exploring quantum optics and cavity QED in electrical circuits.  When placed inside a resonant cavity, artificial ‘atoms’ can strongly interact with microwaves and can be used to detect and generate individual microwave quanta.  In addition to being a new test bed for quantum mechanics and quantum optics in the ultra-strong coupling regime, this system has many promising features for quantum computation.