Thesis Defense – Generation of Non Classical States of Light
Place: Sala de Conferencias, Módulo 0.
When: 11:00, Monday, 19 December, 2016.
Program: Defense by Mr. Carlos Sánchez, Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Title: Generation of Non Classical States of Light.
Thesis Directors: Carlos Tejedor and Fabrice P. Laussy, Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
In this Thesis, I study how to manipulate light-matter interaction in order to design emitters of novel quantum states of light, an essential ingredient for numerous quantum technologies. The most prominent example is a family of sources that emit all of its light in terms of N-photon bundles, i.e., packets composed of a fixed number of photons, therefore substituting the essential building block of light, the photon, by a group of them. This is done by bringing together two limits of light-matter interaction, in which matter, consisting of few energy levels, is coupled either to a strong coherent field (essentially classical) or to a field dominated by quantum fluctuations. In the laboratory, the union of both regimes can be done by combining intense lasers and optical resonators.