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SPIE - Photonics Europe 2012, Quantum and Atom Optics

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16 - 19 April 2012

Square Brussels Meeting Centre

Brussels, Belgium

- Scope:

This conference will be devoted to the recent scientific advances at the interface between quantum optics and atom optics.

During the last decades, the studies of fundamental issues in quantum mechanics exploded from their originally confidential circle of specialists and became a major field of research that covers a large range of sub-disciplines, from nanotechnologies to quantum optics, including Bose-Einstein condensates, technologies for engineering quantum states and manipulating single atoms and ions, as well as quantum dots, etc. Although those researches are clearly foundationally oriented, they fit closely to experiments and already found amazingly successful applications in top-level metrology (spectroscopy, atomic clocks, measure of fundamental constants and so on).
The conference will bring a great opportunity to listen to some of the world renowned experts in these interconnected disciplines, as well as to discover new trends that result from the convergence of these fields. It will offer an updated review of recent activities both in theoretical and experimental research.

The conference program will consist of oral and poster presentations on the following topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • nonclassical field states;
  • quantum entanglement;
  • quantum states engineering and reconstruction;
  • atom optics and quantum simulators with cold atoms;
  • neutron, atom, and molecular quantum optics;
  • quantum memory for light, quantum interfaces, slow light, EIT;
  • cavity quantum electrodynamics;
  • quantum communication and information processing;
  • quantum effects and entanglement in biology;
  • cold atom ensembles and Bose-Einstein condensates in atomic gases and solid-state systems.

- Conference Chairs:

  • Thomas Durt, Ecole Centrale de Marseille (France);
  • Victor N. Zadkov, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation).

- Program Committee:

  • Alain Aspect, Institut d’Optique (France);
  • Victor Balykin, Institute of Spectroscopy (Russian Federation);
  • Immanuel Bloch Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Germany);
  • Vladimir Buzek, Institute of Physics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovakia);
  • Berthold-Georg Englert, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore);
  • Gerard J. Milburn, The Univ. of Queensland (Australia);
  • Arno Rauschenbeutel, Johannes Gutenberg Univ. Mainz (Germany);
  • Alexander V. Sergienko, Boston Univ. (United States);
  • Paolo Tombesi, Univ. degli Studi di Camerino (Italy);
  • Vladko Vedral, Oxford University (United Kingdom);
  • Anton Zeilinger, Univ. Wien (Austria)

- Abstract submission

Please submit your paper as soon as possible on the SPIE website of the conference: