Photons for Quantum Simulation
PhoQuS research project
Quantum simulation is an emerging and exciting field for which several systems, such as ultracold-atoms, trapped ions or superconducting circuits are being actively investigated. In this project we aim to develop a novel platform for quantum simulation, based on photonic quantum fluids.
Quantum fluids of light can be realised in different photonic systems with suitable nonlinearities, allowing to engineer an effective photon-photon interaction. The photon-photon interaction necessary to form a superfluid is provided by the optical nonlinearity of the medium. We will first fully characterize the superfluid and quantum turbulent regimes for quantum fluids of light, investigating the propagation in optically controlled landscapes with the demonstration of important milestones such as many-body localization and the superfluid to Mott–insulator transition.
Based on these achievements and on the unprecedented flexibility offered by the all- optical control in quantum fluids of light, we will implement quantum simulations and simulate systems of very different nature, ranging from astrophysics to condensed matter. Fundamental open questions such as superconductivity, black hole physics, and quantum gravity will be addressed within the photon fluid platform.
PhoQuS, coordinated by Sorbonne Université (France), consists of 9 partners from 5 different countries (France, Germany, UK, Portugal, and Italy).
- PhoQuS Annual Conference 2020Conference On the 25th and 26th of November 2020 we met for the PhoQuS annual conference. Organised online, it was an opportunity for the consortium to share and discuss its last research results. Twelve speakers from our partner organisations presented their work offering a wide view on the latest discoveries within the consortium. Day 1 …
- Open-source software for photonic simulators in dye-filled microcavitiesResearch update A new open-source software package for calculating the behaviour of light in dye-filled microcavities has been published by a PhoQuS consortium team. The aim is to assist in scientific and engineering research projects both within and outside PhoQus, as well as provide materials which should be suitable for teaching. It is available for …
- Conference on Condensates of Light 2020Conference From Dec 9th to Dec 11th 2020 the ‘Condensates of Light’ conference will this year take place in online format. For more details, see the website:https://sites.google.com/view/condensatesoflight2020/ If you wish to apply for a contribution, please register until November 22nd.
- Postdoc on quantum optics in synthetic photonic materials at the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Université Paris-SaclayPostdoc A postdoc position (24 months with possibility of extension) has opened to carry out experimental research on Quantum Fluids of Light at the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (C2N, Université Paris-Saclay, France), in the context of the ERC starting grant project ARQADIA: “Artificial quantum materials with photons: many-body physics and topology” led by Sylvain …