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New tools for precision measurement and quantum science with narrow linewidth optical transitions

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 1:00am

Seminar Location: 

  • JILA Auditorium

Speaker Name(s): 

Matt Norcia

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

JILA, Thompson group
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • JILA Thesis Defense

Event Details & Abstract: 

I will present a set of tools that involve strontium atoms interacting with a high-finesse optical cavity via narrow-linewidth optical transitions.Highlights include pulsed superradiance on the 1 mHz linewidth strontium clock transition, the demonstration of the most precise active atomic frequency reference to date, and interesting cavity-mediated spin-spin interactions.I will also briefly discuss a fundamentally new mechanism for laser cooling that may be useful for the cooling of molecules.