Special Issue "Cold and Rydberg Atoms for Quantum Technologies"
A special issue of Atoms (ISSN 2218-2004).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022 | Viewed by 2493
Interests: ultra-cold atoms; collective atomic processes; Rydberg atoms; Bose-Einstein condensation of atoms and photons; quantum plasmas; quantum turbulence; twisted light; time crystals; superfluid light
Interests: cold atoms; BEC; polaritons; quantum plasmas; quantum optics; open quantum systems
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Over the last decade, quantum technologies based on the physics of cold atoms have undergone important advances, which are now finding their first important outcomes. Thanks to the large quantum coherence and to the spectacular degree of experimental control of the state-of-the-art platforms, cold atoms are reaching the stage of steering applications that go well beyond the study of the fundamental aspects of atomic and many-body physics. Quantum sensors and interferometers, for example, may surpass the performance of their classical counterparts in terms of precision achieved in current laboratorial conditions. Rydberg atoms, owing to the quantum blockade effect, are compelling candidates for a next generation of quantum computers.
Cold and Rydberg atoms are also becoming very appealing platforms for quantum simulation. Experimental realization of different condensed matter or high-energy models, as well as the replication of a plethora of astrophysical scenarios, are possible due to the development of cold atom-based emulators.
The authors are encouraged to submit their original contributions in the advances of quantum technologies based on cold and ultracold atom platforms (BECs and cold atom traps), and Rydberg atoms and ultracold neutral plasmas. Topics of primary interest covered by this Special Issue include (but are not limited to) classical and quantum simulations in cold atoms and BECs, turbulence and instabilities in magneto-optical traps (MOT), quantum computing with Rydberg atoms, dynamics of Rydberg plasmas, quantum turbulence, quantum atomic impurities, and the Casimir–Polder effect in BECs. The submitted manuscripts should clearly state which problem the work plans to address. Moreover, in case of doubt about the suitability of the work, the authors are encouraged to contact the guest editors prior to submission for informal queries.
Prof. Dr. J. Tito Mendonca
Dr. Hugo Terças
Manuscript Submission Information
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- ultracold atoms
- magneto-optical traps
- Rydberg atoms
- neutral ultracold plasmas
- Bose– Einstein condensates
- quantum computing
- quantum turbulence