Seminars

  • The effect of fiber nonlinearities in modern fiber-optic transmission
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Prof. Mark Shtaif, Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University Date :  11/04/2018 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nanotechnology center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  In the past decades optical fibers have become the main medium through which information is transmitted. Unlike most other forms of communications, the mechanism that puts an ultimate limit on the achievable data transmission rates in fibers is the op …
  • Strongly pumped SU(1,1) interferometer: loss-tolerant sensing below the shot-noise limit
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Maria Chekhova, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany Date :  08/04/2018 – 14:00 – 15:00 Place:  Reznik Building 209, room 210 Abstract:  A nonlinear SU(1,1) interferometer is a sequence of two coherently pumped high-gain parametric amplifiers, realized through parametric down-conversion or four-wave mixing. The radiation emitted by the first amplifier can be amplified or deamplified …
  • Thermodynamics of small quantum systems and small environments
    Seminar:  Condensed Matter Resnick seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Raam Uzdin (Technion) Date :  18/01/2018 – 12:30 Place:  Resnick (#209) – room 210 Abstract:  With the rapid development of quantum technologies and the ability to manipulate individual atoms and ion, thermodynamics faces new challenges. The main question is not whether thermodynamics is valid, but whether it is relevant. Does it provide useful predictions on quantities of interest in the micr …