A photon turnstile dynamically regulated by one atom

Barak Dayan, A. S. Parkins, Takao Aoki, E. P. Ostby, K. J. Vahala, H. J. Kimble

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Beyond traditional nonlinear optics with large numbers of atoms and photons, qualitatively new phenomena arise in a quantum regime of strong interactions between single atoms and photons. By using a microscopic optical resonator, we achieved such interactions and demonstrated a robust, efficient mechanism for the regulated transport of photons one by one. With critical coupling of the input light, a single atom within the resonator dynamically controls the cavity output conditioned on the photon number at the input, thereby functioning as a photon turnstile. We verified the transformation from a Poissonian to a sub-Poissonian photon stream by photon counting measurements of the input and output fields. The results have applications in quantum information science, including for controlled interactions of single light quanta and for scalable quantum processing on atom chips.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)1062-1065
ページ数4
ジャーナルScience
319
発行部数5866
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2008 2 22
外部発表Yes

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Dayan, B., Parkins, A. S., Aoki, T., Ostby, E. P., Vahala, K. J., & Kimble, H. J. (2008). A photon turnstile dynamically regulated by one atom. Science, 319(5866), 1062-1065. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1152261

A photon turnstile dynamically regulated by one atom. / Dayan, Barak; Parkins, A. S.; Aoki, Takao; Ostby, E. P.; Vahala, K. J.; Kimble, H. J.

:: Science, 巻 319, 番号 5866, 22.02.2008, p. 1062-1065.

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Dayan, B, Parkins, AS, Aoki, T, Ostby, EP, Vahala, KJ & Kimble, HJ 2008, 'A photon turnstile dynamically regulated by one atom', Science, 巻. 319, 番号 5866, pp. 1062-1065. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1152261
Dayan B, Parkins AS, Aoki T, Ostby EP, Vahala KJ, Kimble HJ. A photon turnstile dynamically regulated by one atom. Science. 2008 2 22;319(5866):1062-1065. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1152261
Dayan, Barak ; Parkins, A. S. ; Aoki, Takao ; Ostby, E. P. ; Vahala, K. J. ; Kimble, H. J. / A photon turnstile dynamically regulated by one atom. :: Science. 2008 ; 巻 319, 番号 5866. pp. 1062-1065.
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