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  A source of quantum light for atom magnetometry
  Dr V Boyer
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When using classical light, optical measurements and light-based sensing methods are limited by the unavoidable quantum fluctuations in phase and amplitude, also known as shot noise.
  Quantum and nonlinear optics with cold atoms in a ring cavity
  Dr J Goldwin
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In free space, the interaction between a single photon and an atom is typically very weak. By confining light and atoms in a high-quality optical resonator, the coupling strength can be increased until the probabilities for absorption and emission are on the order of unity.
  Simulation of quantum transport with cold atoms
  Dr V Boyer
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Quantum mechanics is believed to play a role in certain natural processes such as light harvesting. For example certain bacteria are capable of capturing the energy of an incoming photon and transporting the resulting excitation to the reaction centre with great efficiency.
  Ultracold single-atom quantum engines
  Dr G Barontini
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The technological progress is pushing towards the realization of smaller scale devices and, at the ultimate level, machines will be built only with one or a few atoms.
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