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Quantum mechanical aspects of complex light

A day in July/August 2017

Department of Physics, University of Warwick

Organiser: J. Lloyd-Hughes, R.A. Römer (Physics, Warwick), A. Punnoose (City College New York)



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Background and Purpose

Optical beams, besides carrying energy and linear momentum, have been identified to carry a finite angular momentum on top of the well-known elementary polarization state. The large number of extra degrees of freedom are encoded in the complex phase structure of the beam. The demonstration that the additional angular momentum is carried by the individual photons greatly increases the information carrying capabilities per photon. Understanding the quantum mechanical degrees of freedom of complex light is therefore a necessary step to study light-matter interactions and quantum information processing at the single photon level. This workshop brings together academics to discuss recent research on the quantum nature of complex light.


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Programme

Time Title Speaker
a day in July/August TBC
09:00-10:00 Registration and Morning Coffee  
Morning Chair: Alexander Punnoose
10:00-10:15 Welcome the organizers
10:15-11:00    
11:00-11:45    
11:45-12:30    
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break and Poster Session  
Afternoon Chair: Rudolf A Römer
14:00-14:45    
14:45-15:30    
15:30-16:00 Tea Break and Poster Session  
Late Afternoon Chair: James Lloyd-Hughes
16:00-16:45    
16:45-17:30    
17:30-18:00    
18:30- something to eat  
19:00- Farewell  

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Participants

Participation is by invitation only. Please contact physics-events-physicsdays@forums.warwick.ac.uk if you think this workshop looks as if it would be of interest to you. Normally, we would be happy to accept self-invitations, but will not be able to pay for any expenses in this case.

The symposium will start at 09:00 a.m. on 13th June 2013, at the University of Warwick. Note that the university is located at the outskirts of Coventry and not in Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/ for travel details and http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/maps/ for maps of the central campus. In case you come by car, parking is available for delegates at car park 15.

This list of participants is accurate as of 24.05.2013.


Name Affiliation Status
  James Lloyd-Hughes Warwick July/August
  Rudolf A. Römer Warwick July/August
  Alexander Punnoose New York July/August

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Venue and Accommodation

All talks will be held in the Physics Lecture Theatre (PLT) on the third floor of the Physics Building. Registration will be held on the Physics Concourse outside the PLT. Physics is building 48 on the campus map.

The workshop will start with the registration at the University of Warwick. Note that the university is located at the outskirts of Coventry city and not in the town of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/ for travel details and http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/maps/ for maps on the central campus. In case you come by car, parking is available for delegates at car park 15.

Accommodation for invited speakers shall be provided at:

Radcliffe House
The University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Road
Coventry, CV4 7AL UK
Tel: +44 (0) 24 7647 4711
Fax: +44 (0) 24 7669 4282
Email: radcliffe@warwick.ac.uk

In case you are self-invited, please call the conference centre directly and arrange your stay.


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Contact

Prof. Rudolf A Römer
Physics Department
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

e-mail: physics-events-physicsdays@warwick.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)24 76574328
Fax: +44 (0)24 76150897