IEEE Photonics Society

Boston Photonics Society Chapter

Boston Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society

Laser Control of Individual Atoms Workshop PDF

Wednesday, October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 2011, 7:00–9:30 PM
Located at MIT Lincoln Laboratory – 244 Wood Street, Lexington, MA, 02420, USA

October 19, 2011
8:15 PM

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Squeezed States of Light: Their Generation and Application to Gravitational Wave Detectors, Quantum Memory Probes, Secure Communications, and Optical Measurements without Light Slides

Prof. Eugeniy E. Mikhailov, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA


Prof. Eugeniy E. Mikhailov, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Abstract:  Unique properties of squeezed states of light, with quantum noise below the standard quantum limit in one of the quadratures, have a broad range of possible applications: improvements of shot noise limited optical sensors,

noiseless signal amplification, secure communications, interferometer

sensitivity boosts (for example gravitational wave antennas), light free optical measurements, quantum memory probes, and information carriers. I will cover the history of squeezing applications, and present a non conventional way to generate and manipulate squeezed states with hot and cold Rb atoms.


Biography:  Dr.  Eugeniy Mikhailov received his Ph.D. in physics from Texas A&M University where he studied nonlinear properties of dense coherent media and in particular slow and fast light propagation. He worked at MIT in the quantum measurements group of LIGO during his post doctoral study on improvements of a gravitational wave detector sensitivity with squeezed states of light. Now he holds a research assistant professor position at the College of William and Mary where he further studies properties and potential applications of quantum noise generated by atomic ensembles.


For more information on the technical content of the workshop, contact either:
1) Farhad Hakimi (, Workshop Committee Chair
2) William Nelson (, Workshop Committee Co-Chair
3) Robert Stephenson (, Boston Photonics Society Chair