Les Houches Announcement

Introduction to circuit and cavity QED

a Winter School of the CCQED ITN network in Les Houches (France), 26 February – 2 March, 2012.

All participants are invited to download the lecture slides here.


  • The school is aimed at PhD students and Post-docs working in the field of circuit and cavity QED. Besides a general introductory course on the principles of the field, there will be lectures on the experimental realizations in different physical systems such as atoms in optical cavities, superconducting circuits, quantum dots in photonic crystal cavities and many more. The participants will learn about the possibilities and the difficulties that each of the systems is offering. Theory sessions will complement the experimental lectures to give a deeper insight in current theoretical approaches. We encourage the participants to present posters about their work to exchange ideas and activate discussions.

Invited lecturers

P. BertetCEA, SaclayCircuit quantum electrodynamics
H. CarmichaelUniv. of AucklandAn overview of cavity and circuit QED: history and concepts
J.M. GerardCEA, GrenobleCQED in semiconductor photonic microstructures
R. HolzwarthMenlo Systems, Martinsriedtba
J. KlierNational Instruments, MunichMaking FPGAs and multicore platforms accessible to scientists
K. MurrLENS, FlorenceCircuit and cavity quantum electrodynamics
J.M. RaimondCNRS-ENS, ParisMicrowave cavity QED
G. RempeMPQ, GarchingOptical cavity QED
J. StuhlerToptica Photonics, GräfelfingTunable diode lasers in the range of 205 to 2880 nm

Please download the full program here: WinterSchoolProgram


  • Applications should be send jointly by e-mail to the organizers before 01 January, 2012, including
    • - curriculum vitae (< 2 pages, including publications)
    • - short letter of motivation (< 1 page)
    • - recommendation by your supervisor (for applicants outside CCQED)


  • The registration fee of 600 Euros includes full board and housing in chalets with individual bedrooms. Paying instructions will be send to the participants with the confirmation of acceptance.


For more information on the conference site please visit http://houches.ujf-grenoble.fr.
The CCQED Winter School poster can be downloaded here.