Hamburg Photon Science Colloquium | Quantum fluids of light

by Iacopo Carusotto (INO-CNR BEC Center & University of Trento, Italy)

Friday, February 2, 2018 from to (Europe/Berlin)
at DESY Hamburg ( CFEL, Bldg. 99 )
Light propagating in nonlinear photonic devices can be seen as an ensemble of photons showing collective fluid-like behaviours under the effect of interactions induced by the Kerr nonlinearity. I will start by reviewing key experiments demonstrating Bose-Einstein condensation and super fluidity features in quantum fluids of light. I will then present some among the most exciting research directions, with a particular attention on topological and quantum magnetism effects for light.