DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIUM
Single-, Few-, and Many-body Quantum Systems


Sep
17
2014

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  • Speaker: Hui Deng, U-M Physics
  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 09/17/2014
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: 340 West Hall

  • Description:

    As originally formulated in the early 20th century, quantum mechanics became the language for describing the microscopic world of single particles. A century later, quantum phenomena have become prevalent in systems from angstrom to millimeter in sizes, consisting of single, few, or countless many particles.

    In this talk, I will review the effort in my lab to create and study experimental quantum systems including nano-sized scalable semiconductor quantum dots that contain single excitons and emit single photons, designable semiconductor microcavities that contain collective quantum states composed of a large number of degenerate half-matter, half-light quasi-particles, and few-dot and few-cavity coupled systems.