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Title: Photon-number-limiting device for nonclassical light generation

Abstract

We present a scheme for the realization of a stationary source of nonclassical light, which approximates very well a continuous single-photon source. It consists of a single four-level atom trapped inside a high-finesse optical cavity and Raman coupled to a cavity mode. A selectivity mechanism, based on a field-dependent Stark shift of electronic levels, prevents the occupation of two or more photon states of the quantized mode being excited. The output light of such a source exhibits sub-Poissonian photon-number statistics and antibunching behavior.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Caixa Postal 68528, 21941-972, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  2. Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Casilla 307, Correo 2, Santiago (Chile)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20786779
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.73.013808; (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; ATOMS; ENERGY LEVELS; PHOTONS; STARK EFFECT; STATISTICS; TRAPPING; VISIBLE RADIATION

Citation Formats

Matos Filho, R. L. de, Zagury, N., and Retamal, J. C. Photon-number-limiting device for nonclassical light generation. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Matos Filho, R. L. de, Zagury, N., & Retamal, J. C. Photon-number-limiting device for nonclassical light generation. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Matos Filho, R. L. de, Zagury, N., and Retamal, J. C. Sun . "Photon-number-limiting device for nonclassical light generation". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
@article{osti_20786779,
title = {Photon-number-limiting device for nonclassical light generation},
author = {Matos Filho, R. L. de and Zagury, N. and Retamal, J. C.},
abstractNote = {We present a scheme for the realization of a stationary source of nonclassical light, which approximates very well a continuous single-photon source. It consists of a single four-level atom trapped inside a high-finesse optical cavity and Raman coupled to a cavity mode. A selectivity mechanism, based on a field-dependent Stark shift of electronic levels, prevents the occupation of two or more photon states of the quantized mode being excited. The output light of such a source exhibits sub-Poissonian photon-number statistics and antibunching behavior.},
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}
}