Cavity quantum electrodynamics (QED) is one of the most powerful framework to observe and leverage quantum phenomena. While it has been thoroughly studied for simple quantum systems such as two-level systems or harmonic oscillators, it has only recently become available for complex, correlated quantum many-body systems. In the last five years, we have developed systems combining cavity QED with ultra-cold Fermi gases . In this talk, I will describe several intriguing consequences of the interplay of strong atom-atom and strong light-matter coupling, such as the onset of coherent excitations mixing Fermion-pairs and photons, pair-polaritons  or the coupling of density fluctuations with light . I will then present the use of the cavity to induce long-range interactions in a strongly-interacting Fermi gas, leading to density-wave order, a system of direct relevance to condensed matter physics. Last I will outline the perspectives open by the convergence of cavity QED with Fermionic quantum matter, in particular the possibility of programming cavity-mediated interactions at will between atoms.
25 Mar 2022
11:15 - 12:30
Amphithéâtre Maurice Halbwachs, Site Marcelin Berthelot
En libre accès, dans la limite des places disponibles
Jean-Philippe Brantut, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Suisse
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