Applied Dynamics Seminar

Calendar
Department of Physics Calendar
Date
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location
IREAP Large Conference Room (ERF 1207)

Description

Speaker:
Juan Restrepo
University of Colorado Boulder | Department of Applied Mathematics
Title: Synchronization of Quantum Dipoles
Abstract: In this talk we discuss the emergence of synchronization in arrays of quantum radiating dipoles coupled only via anisotropic and long-range dipolar interactions. It is found that in the presence of an incoherent energy source, dipolar interactions can lead to a resilient synchronized steady-state. A classical mean-field description of the model results in equations similar to the classical Kuramoto model for synchronization of phase oscillators. Using the mean-field formulation for the all-to-all coupled case, the synchronized state can be studied, and it is found that it exists only for a finite range of the external energy source rates. Results obtained from the mean-field model are compared with numerical simulations of the quantum system and it is found that synchronization is robust to quantum fluctuations and spatially decaying coupling. Additional nonstationary synchronization patterns and bistability are discussed.