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Title: Quantum light by atomic arrays in optical resonators

Abstract

Light scattering by a periodic atomic array is studied when the atoms couple with the mode of a high-finesse optical resonator and are driven by a laser. When the von-Laue condition is not satisfied, there is no coherent emission into the cavity mode, and the latter is pumped via inelastic scattering processes. We consider this situation and identify conditions for which different nonlinear optical processes can occur. We show that these processes can be controlled by suitably tuning the strength of laser and cavity coupling, the angle between laser and cavity axis, and the array periodicity. We characterize the coherence properties of the light when the system can either operate as degenerate parametric amplifier or as a source of antibunched light. Our study permits us to identify the individual multiphoton components of the nonlinear optical response of the atomic array and the corresponding parameter regimes, thereby in principle allowing one to control the nonlinear optical response of the medium.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2];  [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Grup d'Optica, Departament de Fisica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, E-08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain)
  2. (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22072194
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 84; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: (c) 2011 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1050-2947
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ATOMS; INELASTIC SCATTERING; LASERS; LIGHT SCATTERING; MULTI-PHOTON PROCESSES; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PARAMETRIC AMPLIFIERS; PERIODICITY; PHOTON BEAMS; PHOTON EMISSION; RESONATORS

Citation Formats

Habibian, Hessam, Morigi, Giovanna, Theoretische Physik, Universitaet des Saarlandes, D-66041 Saarbruecken, Zippilli, Stefano, Theoretische Physik, Universitaet des Saarlandes, D-66041 Saarbruecken, and Department of Physics, Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern, D-67663 Kaiserslautern. Quantum light by atomic arrays in optical resonators. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.033829.
Habibian, Hessam, Morigi, Giovanna, Theoretische Physik, Universitaet des Saarlandes, D-66041 Saarbruecken, Zippilli, Stefano, Theoretische Physik, Universitaet des Saarlandes, D-66041 Saarbruecken, & Department of Physics, Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern, D-67663 Kaiserslautern. Quantum light by atomic arrays in optical resonators. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.033829.
Habibian, Hessam, Morigi, Giovanna, Theoretische Physik, Universitaet des Saarlandes, D-66041 Saarbruecken, Zippilli, Stefano, Theoretische Physik, Universitaet des Saarlandes, D-66041 Saarbruecken, and Department of Physics, Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern, D-67663 Kaiserslautern. Thu . "Quantum light by atomic arrays in optical resonators". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.033829.
@article{osti_22072194,
title = {Quantum light by atomic arrays in optical resonators},
author = {Habibian, Hessam and Morigi, Giovanna and Theoretische Physik, Universitaet des Saarlandes, D-66041 Saarbruecken and Zippilli, Stefano and Theoretische Physik, Universitaet des Saarlandes, D-66041 Saarbruecken and Department of Physics, Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern, D-67663 Kaiserslautern},
abstractNote = {Light scattering by a periodic atomic array is studied when the atoms couple with the mode of a high-finesse optical resonator and are driven by a laser. When the von-Laue condition is not satisfied, there is no coherent emission into the cavity mode, and the latter is pumped via inelastic scattering processes. We consider this situation and identify conditions for which different nonlinear optical processes can occur. We show that these processes can be controlled by suitably tuning the strength of laser and cavity coupling, the angle between laser and cavity axis, and the array periodicity. We characterize the coherence properties of the light when the system can either operate as degenerate parametric amplifier or as a source of antibunched light. Our study permits us to identify the individual multiphoton components of the nonlinear optical response of the atomic array and the corresponding parameter regimes, thereby in principle allowing one to control the nonlinear optical response of the medium.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.033829},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
issn = {1050-2947},
number = 3,
volume = 84,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {9}
}