Journal Club


Wed 13-14, H030

List of Journal Club papers

  • Oct 23, presented by Monika: "Fast quantum state control of a single trapped neutral atom" by M. P. A. Jones et al., Phys. Rev. A 75, 040301(R) (2007)
  • Oct 30, presented by Andrew: "Nondestructive Probing of Rabi Oscillations on the Cesium Clock Transition near the Standard Quantum Limit", Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 103601 (2008).
    We will only discuss the first three pages of the paper. You can stop at the paragraph
    "As is well known, a two-level quantum system... (on page 3)".
  • Nov 11, presented by Thomas: "Generation of Nonclassical Motional States of a Trapped Atom" by D. M. Meekhof et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1796 (1996)
  • Nov 13, presented by Thomas:"Seeing a single photon without destroying it" by G. Nogues et al., Nature 400, pages 239242 (1999)
  • Nov 20, presented by Monika: "Inhibited Spontaneous Emission by a Rydberg Atom" by R. G. Hulet et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 55, 2137 (1985)
  • Nov 27 presented by Monika: "A “Schrödinger Cat” Superposition State of an Atom" by C. Monroe et al., Science 272, 1131 (1996)
  • Dec 4 presented by Monika:"Trapping an atom with single photons" by P.W.H. Pinkse et al. Nature 404, 365 (2000)
  • Dec 11, presented by Monika: "Light interference from single atoms and their mirror images" by J. Eschner et al. Nature 413, 495 (2001). Please also have a look at: "Hanbury Brown-Twiss type experiment" by Y.H. Shih and A.V. Sergienko, Physics Letters A 186, 29-34 (1994).
  • Dec 18, presented by Monika: "Loophole-free Bell inequality violation using electron spins separated by 1.3 kilometres" by B. Hensen et al., Nature 526, 682-686 (2015)
  • Jan 8 presented by Caroline: "Experimental quantum teleportation" by D. Bouwmeester et al., Nature 390, 575-579 (1997)
  • Jan 15 presented by Mattia: "Experimental Entanglement Swapping: Entangling Photons That Never Interacted" by J.-W. Pan et al.Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 3891 (1998)
  • Jan 22 presented by Fernando: "Implementation of the Deutsch–Jozsa algorithm on an ion-trap quantum computer" by S. Gulde et al.Nature 421, 48 (2003)
  • Jan 29 presented by Esther: "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.

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. 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 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).

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