Partial distinguishability, permutation symmetry, and normal modes in multi photon coincidence

Date: 
February 26, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Hubert de Guise
Speaker's Institution: 
Lakehead University

This seminar will cover recent work on the analysis of interferometry experiments using partially distinguishable photons.  The analysis simplifies nicely using the permutation group and introducing a ``rate matrix’’.   For a fixed measurement operator this rate matrix does not depend on the input distribution of photons; the rate matrix can be block-diagonalized using permutation group methods only.  The ``normal coordinates’’ associated with this diagonalization have a simple interpretation in terms of unitary group functions and photon states of definite permutation symmetries and partia

Physics Career Seminar

Date: 
January 25, 2016 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Stephanie Majewski
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Oregon

Physics Career Workshop

Date: 
January 11, 2016 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Stephanie Majewski
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Oregon

Rasche

Date: 
May 16, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Speaker: 
Markus Rasche
Speaker's Institution: 
Near-field vector imaging of plasmonic nanostructures

TBD

Date: 
November 16, 2015 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Xiaodi Wu
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Oregon, Computer Science

Plasmonic/Photonic-Crystal Devices for Optical Interconnects and Optical Sensing

Date: 
November 9, 2015 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Alan X. Wang
Speaker's Institution: 
Oregon State University, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

 

Detecting Memory Effects in QIP Architectures

Date: 
October 5, 2015 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Andrzej Perez-Veita
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Oregon

We present a method to test for temporal correlations between quantum gates.  Our protocol can also detect strong memory effects, i.e.,  non-Markovianity. Moreover, our method is insensitive to state preparation and measurement errors (SPAM).

Beam shaping: from light optics to electron wavefunctions

Date: 
October 16, 2015 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Roy Shiloh
Speaker's Institution: 
Tel-Aviv University

 In light optics, beam shaping is done in a multitude of techniques and approaches: whether it be using refractive or diffractive elements, whether the underlying is based on plasmonics, linear optics, photonic crystals - the possibilities seem endless. In the exciting field of nonlinear optics, for example, one could make use of a ferroelectric crystal to transfer energy from an impinging laser light to its spectral harmonics.

Fall Symposium - New Student

OCO Fall Symposium 2015

Date: 
September 14, 2015 - 9:30am to September 15, 2015 - 3:00pm
Speaker: 
Various

The OCO Fall Symposium will be held September 14th & 15th, 2015 at McMennamins Hotel Oregon in McMinnville. A full schedule is forthcomming.

Invited Speakers

Olivier Pfister, University of California, Riverside

Christopher Bardeen, University of Virginia

Cathy Wong, University of Oregon

Jim Prell, University of Oregon

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