We propose a feasible scheme to create macroscopically entangled atom-photon pairs by preparing an input optical superposition state. Several interesting non-classical quantum statistical effects like the atomic squeezed effects are clearly demonstrated. The making and manipulation of entangled atom-photon pairs are useful for, e.g., high-precision interferometry and quantum information science.
© 2009 Chinese Optics Letters
Qirun Dai, Jiqing Fu, and Hui Jing, "Scheme for entangling atom-photon pairs via an input light in superposition state," Chin. Opt. Lett. 7, 437-439 (2009)