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Quantum mechanics is at the heart of our technology and economy - the laser and the transistor are quantum devices - but its full potential is far from being realized. Recent technological advances in optics, nanoscience and engineering allow experimentalists to create artificial structures or put microscopic and mesoscopic systems under new manipulable conditions in which quantum phenomena play a fundamental role.

Quantum technologies exploit these effects with practical purposes. The objective of Quantum Science is to discover, study, and control quantum efects at a fundamental level. These are two sides of a virtuous circle: new technologies lead to the discovery and study of new phenomena that will lead to new technologies.

Our group's aim is  to control and understand quantum phenomena in a multidisciplinary intersection of  Quantum Information, Quantum optics and cold atoms, Quantum Control, Spintronics, Quantum metrology, Atom interferometry, Superconducting qubits and Circuit QED and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.

 

 

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Peter Dombi, Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics,  Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (Seminar)

When end where

11/2011

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2010/03/25, Peter Dombi, Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics,  Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

Place:  Salón de Grados ZTF-FCT
Time: 12h.
Title: Ultrafast lasers: frequency combs and few-cycle pulses

Abstract
The rapid advance of femtosecond laser technology has enabled the construction of several novel lasers that can be used as frequency combs or sources of ultrashort light pulses containing only 1-2 field oscillations (few-cycle pulses). Frequency combs have become unique tools for ultrahigh-precision frequency metrology in the optical domain (Nobel-prize in Physics, 2005). The main application of few-cycle optical fields is the generation of isolated attosecond pulses and other ultrafast light-matter interaction processes.