All meetings unless otherwise stated will be on Thursdays in the Common Room at 9:15 am. For details or corrections, e-mail Lindsey Keary. For group announcements regarding journal club use the email address photonicsjournalclub@phys.strath.ac.uk. Previous timetables and papers can be found in the journal club archives.

2019 Timetable

Date Introduced by Paper
10th January Paul Janin Quantifying the evolution of individual scientific impact Science 04 Nov 2016
16th January Carolyn O’Dwyer Long-Term Study of Heart Rate Variability Responses to Changes in the Solar and Geomagnetic Environment Scientific Reportsvolume 8, Article number: 2663 (2018)
24th January Andrea Di Carli Supersolid formation in a quantum gas breaking a continuous translational symmetry Nature volume 543, pages 87–90 (02 March 2017)
14th February Oliver Burrow Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Neutron Star Inspiral Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 161101
21st February Rachel Elvin Interferometric Laser Cooling of Atomic Rubidium Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 073004
28th February Arthur La Rooij Probing many-body localization in the
presence of a quantum bath arXiv:1805.00056
7th March Andrés Ulibarrena Díaz Deterministic creation of
entangled atom-light Schrödinger-cat states Nature Photonics (2019)
14th March Ilian Despard Quantum superhet based on microwave-dressed Rydberg atoms arXiv:1902.11063
21st March Simon Armstrong Searching for axion stars and Q-balls with a terrestrial magnetometer network Phys. Rev. D 97, 043002
2nd April Adrian Costa Boquete Fractal Light from Lasers Phys. Rev. A 99, 013848
4th April Alasdair Lennon Attosecond angular streaking and tunnelling time in atomic hydrogen Nature 568, 75–77 (2019)
11th April Lindsey Keary Traffic Flow Optimization Using a Quantum Annealer Front. ICT, 20 December 2017
18th April Harry Pulham Remote sensing of geomagnetic fields and atomic collisions in the mesosphere Nature Communications 9, Article number: 3981 (2018)
18th April Andrew Daffurn Frequency-stabilized diode laser with the Zeeman shift in an atomic vapor Applied Optics Vol. 37, Issue 15, pp. 3295-3298 (1998)
2nd May Sean McLaughlin Robust absolute magnetometry with organic
thin-film devices Nature Communications volume 3, Article number: 898 (2012)
9th May Ross Johnston Space-borne Bose-Einstein condensation for precision interferometry Nature 562, 391–395 (2018)
16th May Ben Lewis Optical-Clock-Based Time Scale arXiv:1902.06858
23rd May Harikesh Ranganath Environment-Assisted Quantum Transport in a 10-qubit Network Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 050501
23rd May Michael Wright A single-atom heat engine Science 15 Apr 2016
30th May Katie McDonnell Alkaline-Earth Atoms in Optical Tweezers Phys. Rev. X 8, 041055 (2018)
13th June Matthew Johnson Can three-body recombination purify a quantum gas? arXiv:1905.09811
20th June Paul Janin Observation of thermal Hawking radiation and its temperature in an analogue black hole Nature 568, 688-691 (2019)
27th June Gregory Hoth Survey of Capabilities and Applications of Accurate
Clocks: Directions for Planetary Science Space Sci. Rev. 221, 3-4, (2017)
4th July Rudy Romain Experimental demonstration of optical transport, sorting and self-arrangement using a ‘tractor beam’ Nature Photonics, 7, 123-127 (2013)
11th July Carolyn O’Dwyer Continuous-wave mirrorless lasing at 2.21  μm in sodium vapors Optics Letters, 43, 21, pp, 5278-5282 (2018)
18th July Oliver Burrow Probing gravity by holding atoms for 20 seconds arXiv:1907.03054
1st August Aurélien Chopinaud Photonic Counterparts of Cooper Pairs Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 193603 (2017)
8th August Terry Dyer Transduction of the Geomagnetic Field as Evidenced from alpha-Band Activity in the Human Brain ENEURO.0483-18.2019
22nd August Arthur La Rooij Experimental realization and characterization of an electronic Lieb lattice Nature Physics 13, 672-676 (2017)
5th September Adrian Costa Boquete Scaling laws for large magneto-optical traps Nature Physics 13, 672-676 (2017)
12th September Alasdair Lennon Multi-time quantum correlations with no spatial analog npj Quantum Information 4, 37 (2018)
19th September Lindsey Keary Parallel implementation of high-fidelity multi-qubit gates with neutral atoms arXiv:1908.06101
3rd October Ross Johnston Hypersonic Bose-Einstein condensates in accelerator rings Nature 570, 205-209 (2019)
10th October Sean McLaughlin All-Optical Bose-Einstein Condensates in Microgravity arXiv:1906.10063
17th October Harry Pulham A cold atom radio-frequency magnetometer Appl. Phys. Lett. 114, 073505 (2019)
31st October Harikesh Ranganath Quantum supremacy using a programmable superconducting processor Nature 24, (2019)
7th November Ilian Despard Loading and Cooling in an Optical Trap via Hyperfine Dark States arXiv:1910.12849
14th November Andrea Di Carli Quantum thermalization through entanglement in an isolated many-body system Science 353, 6301 (2016)
28th November Matthew Johnson Quantum phase transition from a superfluid to a Mott insulator in a gas of ultracold atoms Nature 415, 39–44(2002)
5th December Katie McDonnell High-sensitivity magnetometry with a single atom in a superposition of two circular Rydberg states Nature Physics 15, 326–329(2019)
12th December Paul Janin Bose–Einstein condensation of photons in an optical microcavity Nature 468, 545–548(2010)

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2018 Timetable

Date Introduced by Paper
25th January Michael Wright Low-Threshold Bidirectional Air Lasing PhysRevLett.113.253901
30th January Katie McDonnell Fast Ground State Manipulation of Neutral Atoms in Microscopic Optical Traps Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 063001
6th February Paul Janin Loss of time-delay signature in the chaotic output of a semiconductor laser with optical feedback Vol. 32, Issue 20, pp. 2960-2962 (2007)
13th February Rudy Romain Satellite-to-ground quantum key distribution Nature volume 549, pages 43–47 (07 September 2017)
20th February Gregory Hoth The ACES/PHARAO space mission https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crhy.2015.05.002
1st March Matthew Johnson Λ-enhanced grey molasses on the D2 transition of Rubidium-87 atoms (2018)DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-19814-z
8th March Matthew Brown Parallel Transport Quantum Logic Gates with Trapped Ions PRL 116, 080502 (2016)
13th March Carolyn O’Dwyer AREA COVERAGE OF EXPANDING E.T. SIGNALS IN THE GALAXY: SETI AND DRAKE’S N arXiv:1802.09399v2
20th March Oliver Burrow Observation of quantum Hawking radiation and its entanglement in an analogue black hole Nature Physics volume 12, pages 959–965 (2016)
6th April Manuel Exploring the limits of ultra-strong light-atom interaction in waveguide-trapped cold-atoms arXiv:1802.05396
6th April Manuel Andia Exploring the limits of ultra-strong light-atom interaction in waveguide-trapped cold-atoms arXiv:1802.05396
27th April Rachel Elvin On the Rheology of Cats Ontherheologyofcats
3rd May Bruno Peaudecerf Imaging Optical Frequencies with 100 μHz Precision and 1.1 μm Resolution Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 103201
31st May James Halket A Rapidly Expanding Bose-Einstein Condensate: An Expanding Universe in the Lab 10.1103/PhysRevX.8.021021
7th June Ilian Despard Time-dependent population inversion gratings in laser frequency combs Vol. 5, Issue 4, pp. 475-478 (2018
12th July Michael Wright Dynamic Optical Lattices of Subwavelength Spacing for Ultracold Atoms Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 140401
17th July Katie McDonnel Mapping the world in 3D NATURE PHOTONICS | VOL 4 | JULY 2010
26th July Matthew Johnson The Physics of Baking Good Pizza arXiv:1806.08790
2nd August Rudy Romain Polarotactic tabanids find striped patterns with brightness and/or polarization modulation least attractive: an advantage of zebra stripes doi: 10.1242/jeb.065540
9th August Gregory Hoth New concepts of inertial measurements with multi-species atom interferometry arXiv:1710.06289
17th August Paul Janin A trapped single ion inside a Bose–Einstein condensate Nature volume 464, pages 388–391 (18 March 2010)
30th August Carolyn O’Dwyer Controlling fracture cascades through twisting and quenching https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1802831115
6th September Manuel Andia Precision spectroscopy of helium in a magic wavelength optical dipole trap Nature Physics (2018)
20th September Manuel Andia Quantum Chemistry Calculations on a Trapped-Ion Quantum Simulator Phys. Rev. X 8, 031022
27th September Rachel Elvin Absolute timing of the photoelectric effect Naturevolume 561, pages374–377 (2018)
4th October Bruno Peaudecerf Direct observation of base-pair stepping by RNA polymerase Nature volume 438, pages 460–465 (24 November 2005)
11th October Andres Ulibarrena Quantum interference of topological states of light Science Advances 14 Sep 2018:
Vol. 4, no. 9, eaat3187
1st November Oliver Burrow Multiparameter optimisation of a magneto-optical trap using deep
learning Nature Communicationsvolume 9, Article number: 4360 (2018)
8th November Ilian Despard Measurement of the Planck constant at the National Institute of Standards and Technology from 2015 to 2017 Metrologia, Volume 54, Number 5
15th November Rudy Romain Dating glacier ice of the last millennium by quantum technology arXiv:1811.03955
29th November Michael Wright Experimental X-Ray Ghost Imaging Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 219902 (2016)
13th December Katie McDonnell Wiring up Quantum Systems Nature volume 451, pages 664–669 (07 February 2008)

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