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## Quantum fluids of light: from superfluid light towards fractional quantum Hall liquidsAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Iacopo Carusotto (University of Trento)
- Thursday 10 May 2018, 13:45-15:00
- Theory Library.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Mike Gunn. n this talk I will review the recent advances in the theoretical and experimental study of quantum fluids of light, that is assemblies of photons confined in suitable material platforms that display collective many-body effects as a result of the interactions mediated by the optical nonlinearity of the underlying material. I will start with a survey of early results on Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluid hydrodynamical effects with an emphasis on those non-equilibrium features that are characteristic of these driven-dissipative optical systems. Open questions related to the nature of the phase transition towards a superfluid state will be addressed. I will then move towards the on-going challenge of using quantum fluids of light to generate strongly correlated states of matter, such as Mott insulators or fractional quantum Hall fluids in a completely new non-equilibrium framework. The main challenges and the potential of optical systems in this direction will be highlighted. This talk is part of the Theoretical Physics Seminars series. ## This talk is included in these lists:Note that ex-directory lists are not shown. |
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