Arrays of Individual Controlled Molecules for Quantum Science

Title: Arrays of Individual Controlled Molecules for Quantum Science
Speaker: Prof. Kang-Kuen Ni 倪康坤教授 (Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University)
Time: 3:30 PM, December 29  (Thursday), 2022
Place: Dr. Poe Lecture Hall, IAMS (本所浦大邦講堂 臺大校園內)
Contact: Dr. Kuei-Hsien Chen 陳貴賢所長
Abstract: Advances in quantum manipulation of molecules bring unique opportunities, including the use of molecules to search for new physics, harnessing molecular resources for quantum engineering, and exploring chemical reactions in the ultra-low temperature regime. In this talk, I will focus on the latter two topics. First, I will introduce our effort on building single ultracold molecules in an optical tweezer array. With an array of 5 or more molecules prepared with full internal and external quantum state control, we are now working to add the ingredient of  dipolar interaction to allow applications in quantum simulations and information processing. Second, I will summarize, if time allows, our work giving a detailed microscopic picture of molecules transforming from one species to another. We develop full quantum state mapping of chemical reaction product-pairs from single events, which we use to precisely benchmark statistical theory.