Q-FARM presents "Coupling diamond defects to high-finesse optical microcavities"

Topic: 
Coupling diamond defects to high-finesse optical microcavities
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Prof Lilian Childress (McGill University)
Abstract / Description: 

Defect centers in diamond can offer atomic-like optical transitions and long-lived spin degrees of freedom. Integrating them into high quality optical resonators opens a route toward realizing a cavity quantum electrodynamics system combining atomic-like coherence with a robust solid-state platform. While approaches based on diamond nanophotonics have been pursued for more than a decade, Fabry-Perot microcavities present a complementary approach that has recently received significant attention. This talk will consider the potential benefits and challenges to open micro-cavities, and examine progress toward coupling them to diamond defect centers

Bio: Lilian Childress is an associate professor in the physics department at McGill University. She received her PhD from Harvard University in 2007 under the supervision of Prof. Lukin. Following that, she was an assistant professor for 4 years at Bates College, spent a sabbatical at TU Delft, and did a short postdoc at Yale with Prof. Jack Harris before joining McGill in 2013.