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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 27198–27211

Deterministic generation of an on-demand Fock state

Keyu Xia, Gavin K. Brennen, Demosthenes Ellinas, and Jason Twamley  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 27198-27211 (2012)

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We theoretically study the deterministic generation of photon Fock states on-demand using a protocol based on a Jaynes Cummings quantum random walk which includes damping. We then show how each of the steps of this protocol can be implemented in a low temperature solid-state quantum system with a Nitrogen-Vacancy centre in a nanodiamond coupled to a nearby high-Q optical cavity. By controlling the coupling duration between the NV and the cavity via the application of a time dependent Stark shift, and by increasing the decay rate of the NV via stimulated emission depletion (STED) a Fock state with high photon number can be generated on-demand. Our setup can be integrated on a chip and can be accurately controlled.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(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

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 27, 2012
Published: November 16, 2012

Keyu Xia, Gavin K. Brennen, Demosthenes Ellinas, and Jason Twamley, "Deterministic generation of an on-demand Fock state," Opt. Express 20, 27198-27211 (2012)

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