Events

QUEST KICK-OFF MEETING June 13-15, 2017


SEMINARS

  • Landau – Zener interferometry in multilevel systems
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Mikhail N. Kiselev, International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy Date :  19/04/2017 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nano – 9th Floor Seminar room Abstract:    We propose a universal approach to Landau-Zener (LZ) problem in a multilevel system. The problem is formulated in terms of generators of SU(N) algebra and maps the Hamiltonian onto the effective anisotropic pseudospin (N-1)/2 model. The vecto …
  • Rate conservation in photoluminescence at elevated temperatures offers new thermodynamic ideas for solar cells
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Prof. Carmel Rotschild, Technion Date :  29/03/2017 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nano – 9th Floor Seminar room Abstract:  Nimrod Kruger­, Matej Kurtulik, Assaf Manor, Tamilarasan Sabapathy and Carmel Rotschild Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technion − Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel The radiance of thermal emission, as described by Planck’s law, depends only on the emissivi …
  • Thermalization and condensation of a photon gas in everyday fibers and laser cavities
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Prof. Baruch Fischer, Technion Date :  15/03/2017 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nano – 9th Floor Seminar room Abstract:  I will first briefly describe our work on Many-Body Photonics, that shows the role of noise and entropy in optics and lasers. An important example of this study reveals that mode-locking, which is one of the most important laser effects, is nothing but a first order phase transition. I then discuss …