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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 2440–2447

Controlled generation of single photons in a coupled atom-cavity system at a fast repetition-rate

Sungsam Kang, Sooin Lim, Myounggyu Hwang, Wookrae Kim, Jung-Ryul Kim, and Kyungwon An  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 2440-2447 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.002440


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Abstract

We have demonstrated high-speed controlled generation of single photons in a coupled atom-cavity system. A single 85Rb atom, pumped with a nanosecond-pulse laser, generates a single photon into the cavity mode, and the photon is then emitted out the cavity rapidly. By employing cavity parameters for a moderate coupling regime, the single-photon emission process was optimized for both high efficiency and fast bit rates up to 10 MHz. The temporal single-photon wave packet was studied by means of the photon-arrival-time distribution relative to the pump pulse and the efficiency of the single-photon generation was investigated as the pump power. The single-photon nature of the emission was confirmed by the second-order correlation of emitted photons.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 28, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2011
Published: January 25, 2011

Citation
Sungsam Kang, Sooin Lim, Myounggyu Hwang, Wookrae Kim, Jung-Ryul Kim, and Kyungwon An, "Controlled generation of single photons in a coupled atom-cavity system at a fast repetition-rate," Opt. Express 19, 2440-2447 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-3-2440


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