Physics Colloquium - Friday, February 3rd, 2006, 4:00 P.M.

E300 Math/Science Center; Refreshments at 3:30 P.M. in Room E200

Michael Chapman
Georgia Institute of Technology

Quantum control of ultra-cold atoms: Bose-Einstein condensates, quantum gates and atom fibers

Ultracold atoms have many applications to important problems in physics today, including the study of quantum degenerate gases, instruments based on coherent atom optics, and quantum computing. Our recent experiments in these areas will be described, focusing on our development of all-optical atomic Bose Einstein condensates, cavity QED experiments with optically transported atoms and magnetic waveguides for atoms.