Seminar über Quanten-, Atom- und Neutronenphysik (QUANTUM)

May 20, 2021 at 2 p.m. only via Zoom

Prof. Dr. Peter van Loock
Institut für Physik

Dr. Lars von der Wense
Institut für Physik

When X-rays go Quantum: From Cavity QED to Quantum Imaging
Prof. Dr. Ralf Röhlsberger (Helmholtz Institut Jena/Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena)

The remarkable development of accelerator-driven light sources such as synchrotrons and X-ray lasers with their highly brilliant X-rays has brought quantum and nonlinear phenomena at X-ray energies within reach. X-ray photonic structures like cavities and superlattices are employed as new laboratory to realize quantum optical concepts at x-ray energies. The prime candidates to be chosen as atomic emitters in this field are Mössbauer isotopes. Their extremely small resonance bandwidth facilitates to probe fundamental phenomena of the light-matter interaction like the observation of single-photon superradiance and the collective Lamb shift as well as electromagnetically induced transparency with nuclei. Employing higher-order coherences of x-ray fields in the spirit of Glauber could even lead to novel concepts for quantum imaging at x-ray energies.