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dc.contributor.advisorLukin, Mikhail D.
dc.contributor.authorYao, Norman Ying
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-06T21:21:06Z
dc.date.issued2014-06-06
dc.date.submitted2014
dc.identifier.citationYao, Norman Ying. 2014. Topology, Localization, and Quantum Information in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Systems. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.en_US
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/gsas.harvard:11686en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12274580
dc.description.abstractThe scientific interface between atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) physics, condensed matter, and quantum information science has recently led to the development of new insights and tools that bridge the gap between macroscopic quantum behavior and detailed microscopic intuition. While the dialogue between these fields has sharpened our understanding of quantum theory, it has also raised a bevy of new questions regarding the out-of-equilibrium dynamics and control of many-body systems. This thesis is motivated by experimental advances that make it possible to produce and probe isolated, strongly interacting ensembles of disordered particles, as found in systems ranging from trapped ions and Rydberg atoms to ultracold polar molecules and spin defects in the solid state. The presence of strong interactions in these systems underlies their potential for exploring correlated many-body physics and this thesis presents recent results on realizing fractionalization and localization. From a complementary perspective, the controlled manipulation of individual quanta can also enable the bottom-up construction of quantum devices. To this end, this thesis also describes blueprints for a room-temperature quantum computer, quantum credit cards and nanoscale quantum thermometry.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPhysicsen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectPhysicsen_US
dc.subjectAtomicen_US
dc.subjectCondensed Matteren_US
dc.subjectLocalizationen_US
dc.subjectMolecularen_US
dc.subjectOpticalen_US
dc.titleTopology, Localization, and Quantum Information in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Systemsen_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dash.depositing.authorYao, Norman Ying
dc.date.available2014-06-06T21:21:06Z
thesis.degree.date2014en_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Universityen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDemler, Eugeneen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSachdev, Subiren_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedYao, Norman


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