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Attosecond Quantum Optics

Hosted By: Nanophotonics Technical Group

15 April 2024 12:00 - 13:00

In this webinar hosted by the Nanophotonics Technical Group, Ido Kaminer will discuss how his work predicts how quantum features of light affect such highly nonlinear attosecond processes as high harmonic generation. Dr. Kaminer's findings are part of an emerging field combining attosecond science and quantum optics, showing new applications of quantum information science in strong field physics. The prospects of this emerging field include the engineering of quantum many-photon states of light over broad frequency range, creation of entangled attosecond pulses, as well as using HHG as a diagnostic tool for characterizing quantum correlations in many-body systems with attosecond temporal resolution.

What You Will Learn:
• How quantum optics can be extended to the field of attosecond physics (Nobel Prize 2023)

Who Should Attend:
• Students
• Postdocs
• Young professionals in the fields of quantum optics, nanophotonics, ultrafast science

About the Presenter: Ido Kaminer from Technion

Ido is an Associate Professor at the Technion. In his PhD research, Ido discovered new classes of accelerating beams in nonlinear optics and electromagnetism, for which he received the 2014 American Physical Society (APS) Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Laser Science. Ido was the first Israeli to win an APS award for his PhD thesis. As a postdoc at MIT, he established the foundations of macroscopic quantum electrodynamics (MQED) for photonic quasiparticles and used it to enable forbidden electronic transitions in atoms. As a faculty member, Ido created a paradigm shift in the understanding of free-electron radiation, connecting it to the field of quantum optics. He performed the first experiment on electron microscopy with quantum light, demonstrating that the quantum statistics of photons can be imprinted on the electron. For his achievements as a faculty member, Ido was recently elected to the Israeli Young Academy, which includes 32 young Istieli faculty members below the age of 45. He has won multiple awards and grants, including two ERC Grants, the Moore foundation grant, and the 2022 Schmidt Science Polymath Award. Ido is the laureate of the 2021 Krill Prize, the 2021 Blavatnik Award in Physical Sciences & Engineering in Israel, and the recipient of the 2022 Adolph Lomb Medal, the top international award for a young scientist (age 35 or younger) in the field of optics. He was recently selected for the 2023 Lem European Research Prize and for the 2024 ACS Photonics Young Investigator Award.

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