SAMOP 2021 – scientific program
PV IV: Plenary Talk
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 09:45–10:30, Audimax
Structured light - structured atoms — •Sonja Franke-Arnold — Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK
Research on complex vector light has recently seen an explosion of activity, both from a fundamental and applied viewpoint. It mimics properties of quantum entanglement, can be focused below the conventional diffraction limit, and allows us to explore the vectorial nature of light-matter interactions.
In this talk, I will present our techniques to generate and analyse arbitrary vector fields and demonstrate their use in applications ranging from one-shot polarimetry to the detection of magnetic field alignment in an ``atomic compass''.