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Title: Generating conditional atomic entanglement by measuring photon number in a single output channel

Abstract

The polarization analysis of quantized probe light transmitted through an atomic ensemble has been used to prepare entangled collective atomic states. In a 'balanced' detection configuration, where the difference signal from two detection ports is analyzed, the continuous monitoring of a component of the Stokes field vector provides a means for conditional projective measurements on the atomic system. Here, we make use of classical driving fields, in the pulsed regime, and of an 'unbalanced' detection setup (single detector) where the effective photon number of scattered photons is the detected observable. Conditional atomic spin squeezed states and superpositions of such squeezed states can be prepared in this manner.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics, FOCUS Center, and Physics Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1040 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20786772
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.73.013801; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; DETECTION; PHOTONS; POLARIZATION; QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT; QUANTUM MECHANICS; SPIN; VECTORS; VISIBLE RADIATION

Citation Formats

Genes, C., and Berman, P. R. Generating conditional atomic entanglement by measuring photon number in a single output channel. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Genes, C., & Berman, P. R. Generating conditional atomic entanglement by measuring photon number in a single output channel. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Genes, C., and Berman, P. R. Sun . "Generating conditional atomic entanglement by measuring photon number in a single output channel". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
@article{osti_20786772,
title = {Generating conditional atomic entanglement by measuring photon number in a single output channel},
author = {Genes, C. and Berman, P. R.},
abstractNote = {The polarization analysis of quantized probe light transmitted through an atomic ensemble has been used to prepare entangled collective atomic states. In a 'balanced' detection configuration, where the difference signal from two detection ports is analyzed, the continuous monitoring of a component of the Stokes field vector provides a means for conditional projective measurements on the atomic system. Here, we make use of classical driving fields, in the pulsed regime, and of an 'unbalanced' detection setup (single detector) where the effective photon number of scattered photons is the detected observable. Conditional atomic spin squeezed states and superpositions of such squeezed states can be prepared in this manner.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 1,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Sun Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}