Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Many-body physics of open quantum lattices

Speaker: 
Cristiano Ciuti, Université Paris Diderot, France
Location: 
Engineering Quadrangle, Room B205
Date/Time: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

I will present recent advances in the quantum physics of open quantum lattices, with an emphasis on driven-dissipative nonlinear photonic systems and also lattices of spins subject to incoherent relaxation.
 
In the first part, I will focus on quantum correlation/entanglement properties in collective bistability effects and spatial instabilities. In the second part, I will present novel results of my group about critical phenomena in 2D dissipative spin lattices by applying  the recently developed corner-space renormalization method for 2D open quantum systems.