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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2007
  • pp: 257–265

Cavity-quantum-electrodynamics entangled photon source based on two truncated Rabi oscillations

Rocío García-Maraver, Kai Eckert, Ramón Corbalán, and Jordi Mompart  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 257-265 (2007)

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We discuss a cavity-QED scheme to deterministically generate entangled photons pairs by using a three-level atom successively coupled to two single longitudinal mode high-Q cavities presenting polarization degeneracy. The first cavity is prepared in a well-defined Fock state with two photons with opposite circular polarizations while the second cavity remains in the vacuum state. Half of a resonant Rabi oscillation in each cavity transfers one photon from the first to the second cavity, leaving the photons entangled in their polarization degree of freedom. The feasibility of this implementation and some practical considerations are discussed for both microwave and optical regimes. In particular, Monte Carlo wave-function simulations have been performed with state-of-the-art parameter values to evaluate the success probability of the cavity-QED source in producing entangled photon pairs as well as its entanglement capability.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics

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Original Manuscript: May 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2006
Published: January 26, 2007

Rocío García-Maraver, Kai Eckert, Ramón Corbalán, and Jordi Mompart, "Cavity-quantum-electrodynamics entangled photon source based on two truncated Rabi oscillations," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 257-265 (2007)

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