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Interfacing interacting Rydberg polaritons: From few- to many-body interactions

Project description

From a few to many exotic quasiparticles on the way to networks and computing

Rydberg atoms have a single outer valence electron that can be excited to higher quantum states. In practice, this means that the electron can move very far from the nucleus, increasing the atomic radius a billion times and facilitating extraordinary interactions with neighbouring atoms while remaining bound to its own nucleus. These Rydberg atoms can also interact with single photons to create strongly interacting Rydberg polaritons. Controlling these interactions opens the door to innovative quantum optical devices, and the EU-funded InterPol project is upping the ante. Moving from the experimental study of a few polaritons to many, the team is pushing the field ever closer to polariton-based quantum computing devices.


Net EU contribution
€ 207 312,00
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M

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Danmark Syddanmark Fyn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00