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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 24 — Nov. 28, 2005
  • pp: 9660–9665

Quantum efficiency of single-photon sources in the cavity-QED strong-coupling regime

Guoqiang Cui and M. G. Raymer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 24, pp. 9660-9665 (2005)

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We calculate the integrated-pulse quantum efficiency of single-photon sources in the cavity quantum electrodynamics (QED) strong-coupling regime. An analytical expression for the quantum efficiency is obtained in the Weisskopf-Wigner approximation. Optimal conditions for a high quantum efficiency and a temporally localized photon emission rate are examined. We show the condition under which the earlier result of Law and Kimble [J. Mod. Opt. 44, 2067 (1997)] can be used as the first approximation to our result.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics

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Original Manuscript: October 3, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 2, 2005
Published: November 28, 2005

Guoqiang Cui and M. Raymer, "Quantum efficiency of single-photon sources in the cavity-QED strong-coupling regime," Opt. Express 13, 9660-9665 (2005)

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