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Title: Quantum transport of a single photon through a subwavelength hole by a single atom

Abstract

The localization and transport of a photon through a subwavelength hole with the help of a neutral atom are studied. A method proposed and realized in the study is based on the absorption of a photon by a neutral atom directly in front of a subwavelength hole, the flight of the atom through the hole, and photon emission on the other side of the screen. The influence of the interaction of the excited atom flying through the subwavelength channel with the screen material is estimated. The estimate showed that the atomic excitation can be quenched in holes with diameters smaller than 200 nm, which affects the photon transport efficiency.

Authors:
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  1. Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Spectroscopy (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22756332
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 125; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2017 Pleiades Publishing, Inc.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1063-7761
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ATOMS; OPTIMAL CONTROL; PHOTON EMISSION; PHOTON TRANSPORT

Citation Formats

Afanasiev, A. E., E-mail: afanasiev.isan@gmail.com, Melentiev, P. N., Kuzin, A. A., Kalatskiy, A. Yu., and Balykin, V. I. Quantum transport of a single photon through a subwavelength hole by a single atom. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1134/S1063776117080131.
Afanasiev, A. E., E-mail: afanasiev.isan@gmail.com, Melentiev, P. N., Kuzin, A. A., Kalatskiy, A. Yu., & Balykin, V. I. Quantum transport of a single photon through a subwavelength hole by a single atom. United States. doi:10.1134/S1063776117080131.
Afanasiev, A. E., E-mail: afanasiev.isan@gmail.com, Melentiev, P. N., Kuzin, A. A., Kalatskiy, A. Yu., and Balykin, V. I. Fri . "Quantum transport of a single photon through a subwavelength hole by a single atom". United States. doi:10.1134/S1063776117080131.
@article{osti_22756332,
title = {Quantum transport of a single photon through a subwavelength hole by a single atom},
author = {Afanasiev, A. E., E-mail: afanasiev.isan@gmail.com and Melentiev, P. N. and Kuzin, A. A. and Kalatskiy, A. Yu. and Balykin, V. I.},
abstractNote = {The localization and transport of a photon through a subwavelength hole with the help of a neutral atom are studied. A method proposed and realized in the study is based on the absorption of a photon by a neutral atom directly in front of a subwavelength hole, the flight of the atom through the hole, and photon emission on the other side of the screen. The influence of the interaction of the excited atom flying through the subwavelength channel with the screen material is estimated. The estimate showed that the atomic excitation can be quenched in holes with diameters smaller than 200 nm, which affects the photon transport efficiency.},
doi = {10.1134/S1063776117080131},
journal = {Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics},
issn = {1063-7761},
number = 3,
volume = 125,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}