CoQuS Colloquium - Martin B. Plenio


On Monday,21 January 2019, Martin B. Plenio, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Ulm University will speak about “Diamond Quantum Devices From Quantum Simulation to Medical Imaging”




Seminar Talk


Martin B. Plenio

Institute of Theoretical Physics, Ulm University


"Diamond Qauntum Devices

From Quantum Simulation to Medical Imaging"

Perfect diamond is transparent for visible light but there are famous diamonds, such as the famous Oppenheim Blue or the Pink Panther worth ten's of millions of dollar, which have intense colour. An important source of colour in diamond are lattice defects which emit and absorb light at optical frequencies and may indeed possess a non-vanishing ground state  electronic spin. I will explore the physics of one of these defects, the nitrogen vacancy center, and show how we can manipulate its electronic spin to develop quantum simulators, nanoscale quantum sensors and sources of nuclear hyperpolarisation. Applications of such devices range from sensing in biology to medical imaging.


Monday, 21 January,2018
16:30 get-together with coffe and snacks!


University of Vienna, Boltzmanngasse 5, Lise-Meitner-Hörsaal

The seminar talk will be preceded by a CoQus Student talk at 17:00

Yuri Minoguchi

TU Wien

"Dissipative Photon-Blockade and Environment Induced Rabi Oscillations in the
Optomechanical Boson-Boson Model"


Hosted by: Peter Rabl