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Title: Analysis of photon-atom entanglement generated by Faraday rotation in a cavity

Abstract

Faraday rotation based on ac Stark shifts is a mechanism that can entangle the polarization states of photons and atoms. We study the entanglement dynamics inside an optical cavity, and characterize the photon-atom entanglement by using the Schmidt decomposition method. The time dependence of entanglement entropy and the effective Schmidt number are examined. We show that the entanglement can be enhanced by the cavity, and the entanglement entropy can be controlled by the initial fluctuations of atoms and photons.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Physics and Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20787302
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.73.053808; (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; CAVITY RESONATORS; ENTROPY; FARADAY EFFECT; FLUCTUATIONS; OPTICS; PHOTONS; POLARIZATION; QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT; STARK EFFECT; TIME DEPENDENCE

Citation Formats

Lee, S. K. Y., and Law, C. K.. Analysis of photon-atom entanglement generated by Faraday rotation in a cavity. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Lee, S. K. Y., & Law, C. K.. Analysis of photon-atom entanglement generated by Faraday rotation in a cavity. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Lee, S. K. Y., and Law, C. K.. Mon . "Analysis of photon-atom entanglement generated by Faraday rotation in a cavity". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
@article{osti_20787302,
title = {Analysis of photon-atom entanglement generated by Faraday rotation in a cavity},
author = {Lee, S. K. Y. and Law, C. K.},
abstractNote = {Faraday rotation based on ac Stark shifts is a mechanism that can entangle the polarization states of photons and atoms. We study the entanglement dynamics inside an optical cavity, and characterize the photon-atom entanglement by using the Schmidt decomposition method. The time dependence of entanglement entropy and the effective Schmidt number are examined. We show that the entanglement can be enhanced by the cavity, and the entanglement entropy can be controlled by the initial fluctuations of atoms and photons.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 5,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Mon May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}