UCC
University College Cork
Physics Department
Quantum Optics: Shortcuts to Adiabaticity



Group Meeting: Shortcuts to Adiabaticity in Quantum Optics

There is a regular weekly group meeting every

Wednesday, 11-13 in the seminar room 216

Everybody -who is interested- is invited to join these meetings. The contents of the previous meetings have been:

    Meetings 2017 (Selection)

  • 6th September 2017 (Meeting 25)

  • 24th August 2017 (Meeting 23)
    Niall Kennedy: Summer project presentation
    Shan Zou: Project presentation

  • 12th July 2017 (Meeting 19)
    Andreas and Tom: Report on Nessebar meeting

  • 31th May 2017 (Meeting 18)
    David and Cian: Report on IQF 2017 meeting
    Tom: Quantum Coherent Control via Pauli Blocking (Dry run for Nessebar)

  • 17th May 2017 (Meeting 16)
    Cian: Report on Field quadratures, coherent states and squeezed states

  • 10th May 2017 (Meeting 15)
    Tom: Non-local PT quantum potentials

  • 3rd May 2017 (Meeting 14)
    Guido: A partial overview of pure and mixed quantum states

  • 22nd March 2017 (Meeting 10)
    John Goold: Quantum Thermodynamics
    J. Gonzalo Muga: Dynamical normal modes for time-dependent Hamiltonians in two dimensions
    Anthony: The Effect of Poisson noise on adiabatic quantum control (arXiv:1609.04272)

  • 25th January 2017 (Meeting 3)
    Cian: Report on UCC seminar day for master/PhD students

  • 18th January 2017 (Meeting 2)
    Anthony: Quantum State Transfer via Invariant based Shortcuts to Adiabaticity (PhD thesis)

  • 11st January 2017 (Meeting 1)



  • Meetings 2016 (Selection)

  • 14th December 2016 (Meeting 39)

  • 16th November 2017 (Meeting 37)
    Brian O'Sullivan: The Hopf Fibration and Hidden Variables in Quantum and Classical Mechanics

  • 28th September 2016 (Meeting 29)
    Guido: Overview: Time in Quantum Mechanics

  • 3rd August 2016 (Meeting 23)
    Chris Whitty: Presentation: Summer project

  • 13th April 2016 (Meeting 15)
    Guido: Simulated evolution and graphical representation of quantum systems (Bsc Thesis)

  • 6th April 2016 (Meeting 14)

  • 30th March 2016 (Meeting 13)

  • 16th March 2016 (Meeting 12)
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
    • A.Fortun, C.Cabrera-Gutierrez, G.Condon, E.Michon, J.Billy and D.Guery-Odelin
      "Direct tunnelling delay time measurement in an optical lattice" (arXiv: 1603.03655)

  • 15th March 2016 (Meeting 11)
    Kevin Collins: Shortcuts to Adiabaticity for multiple wells in a line

  • 9th March 2016 (Meeting 10)
    David: Presentation of the paper
    • J.Millen and A.Xuereb
      "The Rise of Quantum Machines" (Physics World, January 2016)

  • 2nd March 2016 (Meeting 9)
    Tom: Report about current reserach project

  • 29th February 2016 (Meeting 8)
    Anthony: Report about current reserach project Shaken but not stirred:Creating exotic angular momentum states by shaking an optical lattice

  • 24th February 2016 (Meeting 7)
    David: Brief report of the 2016 IOPI Spring Weekend meeting in Belfast. Theme:100 years of Einstein's GR

  • 17th February 2016 (Meeting 6)
    David: Presentation of the paper
    • G.Jacob, K.Groot-Berning, S.Wolf, S.Ulm, L.Couturier, U.Poschinger, F.Schmidt-Kaler and K.Singer
      "Single particle microscopy with nanometer resolution" (arXiv: 1405.05090)

    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    • Y.X.Du, Z.T.Liang, Y.C.Li, X.X.Yue, Q.X.Lv, W.Huang, X.Chen, H.Yan and S.L.Zhu
      "Experimental realisation of stimulated Raman superadiabatic passage with cold atoms" (arXiv: 1601.06058)

  • 3rd February 2016 (Meeting 5)
    Brian O'Sullivan: The Bloch Sphere; Spinors, Vectors and Galilean Frames

  • 27th January 2016 (Meeting 4)

  • 20th January 2016 (Meeting 3)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    • C.Arenz, D.Burgarth, P.Facchi, V.Giovannetti, H.Nakazato, S.Pascazio and K.Yuasa
      "Universal Control Induced by Noise" (arXiv: 1601.01212)

  • 14th January 2016 (Meeting 2)
    David: Presentation of the paper
    • J.Rossnagel, S.T.Dawkins, K.N.Tolazzi, O.Abah, E.Lutz, F.Schmidt-Kaler and K.Singer
      "A single-atom heat engine" (arXiv: 1510.03681)

  • 7th January 2016 (Meeting 1)
    Andreas: Background for Tom's reseach project



  • Meetings 2015

  • 10th December 2015 (Meeting 38)

  • 3rd December 2015 (Meeting 37)
    Andreas: The Atom Diode: A one-way laser for cooling atoms (Eur Phys J, 159, 127-134 (2008))

  • 26th November 2015 (Meeting 36)
    Anthony: Report on Bilbao reserach visit
    Tom: Report on session 2 of the UCG computing course

  • 19th November 2015 (Meeting 35)
    Tom: Quantum Catcher

  • 12th November 2015 (Meeting 34)
    Anthony about his current research

  • 9th November 2015 (Meeting 33)
    Paul Eastham about Bath-induced coherence

  • 5th November 2015 (Meeting 32)
    David: Symmetries in Quantum Mechanics

  • 22th October 2015 (Meeting 31)
    Andreas: Introduction to the quantum jump formalism

  • 19th October 2015 (Meeting 30)
    S. Campbell: Equilibration and nonclassicality of a double-well potential (arXiv:1507.04355) and Paying the price:controlling many-body quantum systems

  • 16th October 2015 (Meeting 29)
    J. G. Muga: Shortcuts to Adiabaticity in Trapped Ions

  • 15th October 2015 (Meeting 28)
    Tom: Summary of chapter 2 of the review about shortcuts to adiabaticity

  • 8th October 2015 (Meeting 27)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    • L.de Clercq, HY Lo, M.Marinelli, D.Nadlinger, R.Oswald, V.Negnevitsky, D.Kienzler, B. Keitch and J.Home
      "Parallel transport quantum logic gates with trapped ions" (arXiv: 1509.06624)

  • 1st October 2015 (Meeting 26)

  • 24th September 2015 (Meeting 25)

  • 17th September 2015 (Meeting 24)
    Kevin Collins: Control in Quantum Systems for Quantum Information (final presentation of summer research work)

  • 10th September 2015 (Meeting 23)
    Brian O'Sullivan: An Overview of the Geometric Phase:Rotors and Spinors

  • 3rd September 2015 (Meeting 22)
    Andreas: Review of Photonics Ireland 2015

  • 28th August 2015 (Meeting 21)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    • S.van Frank, A.Negretta, T.Berrada,R.Bucker, S.Montangero, J.F.Schaff, T.Schumm, T.Calarco and J.Schmiemeyer
      "Interferometry with non-classical motional states of a Bose-Einstein Condensate" (Nat Comm 5, doi 10.1038)
    Andreas: Report about research visit to Bilbao

  • 16th July 2015 (Meeting 20)
    Andreas: Report about CEWQO 2015 in Warsaw
    Andreas/Anthony; Report about CAMEL 2015 workshop in Nessebar

  • 23th June 2015 (Meeting 19)
    Kevin Collins: Control in Quantum Information Systems (Initial presentation of summer project)

  • 11th June 2015 (Meeting 18)
    Padraig Daly: The Quantum Mechanics of Time (Initial presentation of summer project)

  • 8th June 2015 (Meeting 17)
    Anthony: Shortcuts to Adiabaticity:Stable Population Transfer in Quantum States Practical presentation for the Nessebar workshop in Bulgaria

  • 5th June 2015 (Meeting 16)

  • 21th May 2015 (Meeting 15)
    Anthony: Dry run for annual PhD review

  • 14th May 2015 (Meeting 14)

  • 8th May 2015 (Meeting 13)

  • 30th April 2015 (Meeting 12)
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
    • S.S. Ivanov and N. V. Nitanov, "Composite two-qubit quantum gates" (arXiv: 1503.08788)

  • 23th April 2015 (Meeting 11)
    David: Presentation of the paper
    • L.Slodicka, G.Hetet, M.Hennrich and Rainer Blatt, "Free Space Interference Experiments with single photons and single ions" (arXiv: 1502.04302)

  • 2nd April 2015 (Meeting 10)
    Sharon Kelly: "Stability examination of shortcut schemes for population inversion in 3-level systems"

  • 20th March 2015 (Meeting 9)

  • 13th March 2015 (Meeting 8)

  • 20th February 2015 (Meeting 7)
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
    • M.Palermo, S.Martinez-Garaot, J.Alonso,J.P.Home and J.G.Muga, "Fast expansions and compressions of trapped ion-chains" (arXiv: 1502.00998)

  • 13th February 2015 (Meeting 6)

  • 6th February 2015 (Meeting 5)
    Anthony: Report on High Performance Computing Course at Tyndall Institute

  • 30th January 2015 (Meeting 4)
    David: Presentation of the paper
    • J.Leonard, M.Lee, A.Morales, T.M.Karg, T.Esslinger and Tobias Donner, "Optical transport and manipulation of an ultracold atomic cloud using focus-tunable lenses" (arXiv: 1406.2336)

  • 23th January 2015 (Meeting 3)

  • 16th January 2015 (Meeting 2)

  • 9th January 2015 (Meeting 1)
    Andreas: Report about visit to Bilbao



  • Meetings 2014

  • 18th December 2014 (Meeting 29)
    Tara Hennessy: "Aspects of Wave Propagation in Optical Nanofibres"
    Kristian Warnholz: Presentation on QM & Mathematica work

  • 4th December 2014 (Meeting 28)
    Discussion of the Penning Trap paper
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    • S.Masuda, K.Nakamura and A. Del Campo, "High Fidelity rapid ground-state loadingof an ultracold gasinto an optical lattice" (arXiv: 1407.3212)


  • 27th November 2014 (Meeting 27)
    David: Rabi precision spectroscopy and Ramsey interferometry
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
    • G. Grigoryan, V.Chaltykyan, E.Gazazyan, O.Tikhova and V. Paturyan, "Pulse propagation, population transfer and light storage in five-level media" (arXiv: 1410.6647)


  • 20th November 2014 (Meeting 26)
    Brian O'Sullivan: Geometric Phase

  • 13th November 2014 (Meeting 25)
    Andreas: The Klein-Gordon and the Dirac Equation

  • 6th November 2014 (Meeting 24)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    • M.S.Sarandy, E.I.Duzzlonl and M.H.Y. Moussa, "Dynamic invariants and nonadiabatic geometric phases in open quantum systems" (PRA 76 052112 (2007))
    David: Introduction to the Pauli Equation

  • 23th October 2014 (Meeting 23)
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
    • D.Egger & F.K.Wilhelm, "Optimal Control of Quantum Measurement" (arXiv:1408.6086)

  • 16th October 2014 (Meeting 22)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    • Steve Campbell, Gabriale De Chiara, Mauro Paternostro, G. Massimo Palma and Rosario Fazio, "Shortcut to Adiabaticity in the Lipkin-Meshkov-Glick Model" (arXiv:1410.1555)
    Andreas: Homodyne Detection
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
    • X.J.Lu, M.Palermo, A.Ruschhaupt, X. Chen and J.G.Muga, "Optimal transport of two ions under slow spring-constant drifts"

  • 9th October 2014 (Meeting 21)
    Anthony: Report about his reseach stay and summer school at OIST

  • 28th August 2014 (Meeting 20)

  • 22th August 2014 (Meeting 19)

  • 28th July 2014 (Meeting 18)

  • 24th July 2014 (Meeting 17)
    Jukka Kiukas: Talk: Matrix product states for dynamical trajectories of Markovian open quantum systems

  • 23th June 2014 (Meeting 16)
    Tom Dowdall: Presentation on general formalism of QM
    Andreas: Report from work in OIST and of the Shanghai STA workshop

  • 22th May 2014 (Meeting 15)

  • 15th May 2014 (Meeting 14)

  • 8th May 2014 (Meeting 13)

  • 1st May 2014 (Meeting 12)

  • 24th April 2014 (Meeting 11)

  • 21th March 2014 (Meeting 10)

  • 14th March 2014 (Meeting 9)

  • 7th March 2014 (Meeting 8)

  • 28th February 2014 (Meeting 7)

  • 21th February 2014 (Meeting 6)
    Andreas: Lecture on the Quantum Trajectory Approach

  • 14th February 2014 (Meeting 5)
    Anthony: Summary of a course on quantum optics and quantum information at Queen's University (Belfast)


  • 6th February 2014 (Meeting 4)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    • S.Deffner,C.Jarzynski, A.del Campo, "Classical and quantum shortcuts to adiabaticity for scale-invariant driving" (arXiv:1401.1184)

  • 30th January 2014 (Meeting 3)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    • R.Menchon-Enrich,S.McEndoo, J.Mompart, V.Ahufinger, Th.Busch, "Single-atom interferometer based on two-dimensional spatial adiabatic passage" (arXiv:1401.6072)

  • 16th January 2014 (Meeting 2)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    • R.Menchon-Enrich,S.McEndoo, J.Mompart, V.Ahufinger, Th.Busch, "Tunneling-induced angular momentum for single cold atoms" (arXiv:1401.0657)

  • 9th January 2014 (Meeting 1)
    Justin McGuinness: Presentation of hos 4th year project
    New Shortcuts to Adiabaticity in Systems Including a Magnetic field



  • Meetings 2013

  • 5th December 2013 (Meeting 11)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    • S.Ibanez, S.Martinez-Garaot, Xi Chien, E.Torrontegui and J.G. Muga, "Shortcuts to adibaticity for non-Hermitian systems" (arXiv:1106.2776)

  • 28th November 2013 (Meeting 10)
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
    • D. Rao and K. Molmer, "Robust Rydberg interaction gates with adiabatic passage" (arXiv:1311.5147)

  • 21th November 2013 (Meeting 9)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    • P. M. Poggi, F. C. Lombardo and D. A. Wisniaki, "Quantum speed limit and optimal evolution time in a two level system" (arXiv:1308.1709)

  • 14th November 2013 (Meeting 8)
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
    • U. Güngördü, Y. Wan, M. A. Fasihi and M. Nakahara, "Dynamical Invariants for Quantum Control of Four-Level Systems" (PRA 86, 062312 (2012))
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
    • M. Herrera, M. S. Sarandy, E. I. Duzzioni and R. M. Serra, "Nonadiabatic quantum state engineering driven by fast quench dynamics" (arXiv:1310.5680)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    • G. C. Hegerfeldt, "Driving at the quantum speed limit: Optimal control of a two-level system" (arXiv:1305.6403)

  • 7th November 2013 (Meeting 7)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    • S. Choi, R. Onofrio and B. Sundaram, "Ehrenfest Dynamics and Frictionless Cooling Methods" (arXiv:1310.0445)
    David/Brian: Presentation of the paper
    • M. Lu, Y. Xia, L.-T. Shen, J. Song and N. Ba An, "Shortcuts to adiabatic passage for population transfer and maximal entanglement creation between two atoms in a cavity" (arXiv: 1310.5323)
    Anthony: Presentation of Section 2.2 of review about shortcuts

  • 24th October 2013 (Meeting 6)
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
    • J. Jing, L-A Wu, M. S. Sarandy and J. G. Muga, "Inverse Engineering Control in Open Quantum Systems" (arXiv: 1307.0383)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    • S. Ibanez, X. Chen and J. G. Muga, "Improving shortcuts to adiabaticity by iterative interaction pictures" (Phys. Rev. A 87 (2013) 043402)

  • 17th October 2013 (Meeting 5)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    • M. Palmero, E. Torrontegui, D. Guery-Odelin and J. G. Muga, "Fast transport of two ions in an anharmonic trap" (arXiv:1309.5634)
    Anthony: Talk about his project done in Japan

  • 10th October 2013 (Meeting 4)
    Andreas: Connection between three-level Hamiltonian and two-level Hamiltonian

  • 3rd October 2013 (Meeting 3)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    • A. del Campo, "Shortcuts to Adiabaticity by Counteradiabatic Driving" (Phys. Rev. Lett. 111 (2013) 100502)

  • 26th September 2013 (Meeting 2)
    Andreas: Interaction Picture for three-level Hamiltonians

  • 19th September 2013 (Meeting 1)
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
    • A. Yuste, B. Julia-Diaz, E. Torrontegui, J. Martorell, J. G. Muga and A. Polls, "Shortcuts to adiabaticity in internal bosonic Josephson junctions" (arXiv:1309.2491)