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Title: Cavity-quantum-electrodynamics entangled photon source based on two truncated Rabi oscillations

Abstract

We discuss a cavity-QED scheme to deterministically generate entangled photons pairs by using a three-level atom successively coupled to two single longitudinal mode high-Q cavities presenting polarization degeneracy. The first cavity is prepared in a well-defined Fock state with two photons with opposite circular polarizations while the second cavity remains in the vacuum state. Half of a resonant Rabi oscillation in each cavity transfers one photon from the first to the second cavity, leaving the photons entangled in their polarization degree of freedom. The feasibility of this implementation and some practical considerations are discussed for both microwave and optical regimes. In particular, Monte Carlo wave-function simulations have been performed with state-of-the-art parameter values to evaluate the success probability of the cavity-QED source in producing entangled photon pairs as well as its entanglement capability.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1]
  1. Departament de Fisica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, E-08193 Bellaterra (Spain)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20861624
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of the Optical Society of America. Part B, Optical Physics; Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: DOI: 10.1364/JOSAB.24.000257; (c) 2007 Optical Society of America; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; DEGREES OF FREEDOM; MICROWAVE RADIATION; MONTE CARLO METHOD; OSCILLATIONS; PHOTON-ATOM COLLISIONS; PHOTONS; POLARIZATION; PROBABILITY; QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS; QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT; QUANTUM MECHANICS; SIMULATION; VACUUM STATES; WAVE FUNCTIONS

Citation Formats

Garcia-Maraver, Rocio, Eckert, Kai, Corbalan, Ramon, and Mompart, Jordi. Cavity-quantum-electrodynamics entangled photon source based on two truncated Rabi oscillations. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1364/JOSAB.24.000257.
Garcia-Maraver, Rocio, Eckert, Kai, Corbalan, Ramon, & Mompart, Jordi. Cavity-quantum-electrodynamics entangled photon source based on two truncated Rabi oscillations. United States. doi:10.1364/JOSAB.24.000257.
Garcia-Maraver, Rocio, Eckert, Kai, Corbalan, Ramon, and Mompart, Jordi. Thu . "Cavity-quantum-electrodynamics entangled photon source based on two truncated Rabi oscillations". United States. doi:10.1364/JOSAB.24.000257.
@article{osti_20861624,
title = {Cavity-quantum-electrodynamics entangled photon source based on two truncated Rabi oscillations},
author = {Garcia-Maraver, Rocio and Eckert, Kai and Corbalan, Ramon and Mompart, Jordi},
abstractNote = {We discuss a cavity-QED scheme to deterministically generate entangled photons pairs by using a three-level atom successively coupled to two single longitudinal mode high-Q cavities presenting polarization degeneracy. The first cavity is prepared in a well-defined Fock state with two photons with opposite circular polarizations while the second cavity remains in the vacuum state. Half of a resonant Rabi oscillation in each cavity transfers one photon from the first to the second cavity, leaving the photons entangled in their polarization degree of freedom. The feasibility of this implementation and some practical considerations are discussed for both microwave and optical regimes. In particular, Monte Carlo wave-function simulations have been performed with state-of-the-art parameter values to evaluate the success probability of the cavity-QED source in producing entangled photon pairs as well as its entanglement capability.},
doi = {10.1364/JOSAB.24.000257},
journal = {Journal of the Optical Society of America. Part B, Optical Physics},
number = 2,
volume = 24,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Thu Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}