Quantum Optics Group (LMU) - Quantum Many Body Systems Division (MPQ)

Journal Club


List of Journal Club papers

  1. Oct 31 presented by Robin:

    "Atomic fountain clocks" by R. Wynands et al., Metrologia 42 S64–S79 (2005)
  2. Nov 7 presented by Gianvito:

    "Collapse and revival of the matter wave field of a Bose–Einstein condensate" by M. Greiner et al., Nature 419, pages 5154 (2002)
  3. Nov 14 presented by Akira:

    "Seeing a single photon without destroying it" by G. Nogues et al., Nature 400, pages 239242 (1999)
  4. Nov 21 presented by Chi-Hsun:

    "Generation of Nonclassical Motional States of a Trapped Atom" by D. M. Meekhof et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1796 (1996)
  5. Nov 28 presented by Steven:

    "Quantum ground state and single-phonon control of a mechanical resonator" by A. D. O'Connell et al., Nature 464, 697 (2010)
  6. Dec 5 presented by Miha:

    "Trapping an atom with single photons" by P.W.H. Pinkse et al. Nature 404, 365 (2000)
  7. Dec 12 presented by Petar:

    "Light interference from single atoms and their mirror images" by J. Eschner et al. Nature 413, 495 (2001)
  8. Dec 19 presented by Renhao:

    "Hanbury Brown-Twiss type experiment" by Y.H. Shih and A.V. Sergienko, Physics Letters A 186, 29-34 (1994).
  9. Jan 9 presented by Nicola:

    "Experimental quantum teleportation" by D. Bouwmeester et al. Nature 390, 575-579 (1997)
  10. Jan 16 by Max:

    "Experimental Entanglement Swapping: Entangling Photons That Never Interacted" by J.-W. Pan et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 3891 (1998)
  11. Jan 23 by Philip:

    "Implementation of the Deutsch–Jozsa algorithm on an ion-trap quantum computer" by S. Gulde et al. Nature 421, 48 (2003)
  12. Jan 30 by Iman:

    "Realization of the Cirac–Zoller controlled-NOT quantum gate" by F. Schmidt-Kaler et al. Nature 422, 408 (2003)




Additional information:

Accompanying the lectures and problems we will work on original literature in the field that has been published in scientific journals such as Science, Nature, Physical Review Letters, etc. This will allow you to become acquainted not only with the original work, but also should help you in writing your own articles in the future. The papers will be announced via the problem set of the corresponding week.

We expect you to read the papers before the corresponding due date, so that you can contribute to the discussion of the work and the physics, and can answer questions. The papers will usually be announced on Monday some time after the lecture on the Problem Set. When you read the paper, you should keep in mind, that you are not required to understand every single detail or read all the references for the Journal Club. However, you should look into the references if otherwise you lack an important concept.


How to access original literature (paper), for example for the Journal Club:

For the journal club the most relevant journals will be Physical Review Letters (PRL), Physical Review A (PRA), Reviews of Modern Physics (Rev. Mod. Phys), Nature and Science.

  For the most convenient direct access to journals from within the university network, you need to set the proxy server of your browser to the university library or to the physics institute's server. Here you can read how to do it. This is also required sometimes for the CIP computers, as apparently not all new LMU accounts are pre-configured accordingly.

  To access papers from outside the university, you either need to use VPN into the university network, or alternatively use the new web interface (this is the equivalent of the old "Easyproxy" system, which is still mentioned on some old university web pages).