Starts 17 Feb 2016 15:00
Ends 17 Feb 2016 17:00
Central European Time
Abstract:
I will begin with an introduction to the basic concept of quantum fluid of light when a many photon beam propagating in a nonlinear medium starts displaying a collective behavior as a fluid of many interacting particles. After reviewing the key experiments demonstrating Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity properties in such fluids, I will present some among the most exciting new directions of theoretical and experimental research in this field, namely quantum hydrodynamics in acoustic black hole configurations, quantum magnetism and synthetic dimensions for light, and conservative quantum dynamics in paraxial propagation.