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Title: Probing dynamical symmetry breaking using quantum-entangled photons

Here, we present an input/output analysis of photon-correlation experiments whereby a quantum mechanically entangled bi-photon state interacts with a material sample placed in one arm of a Hong–Ou–Mandel apparatus. We show that the output signal contains detailed information about subsequent entanglement with the microscopic quantum states in the sample. In particular, we apply the method to an ensemble of emitters interacting with a common photon mode within the open-system Dicke model. Our results indicate considerable dynamical information concerning spontaneous symmetry breaking can be revealed with such an experimental system.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ; ORCiD logo [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ; ORCiD logo [5] ; ORCiD logo [6]
  1. Univ. of Houston, Houston, TX (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Dept. of Physics; Texas Southern Univ., Houston, TX (United States). Dept. of Physics
  4. Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States). School of Chemistry & Biochemistry and School of Physics; Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Milano (Italy). Center for Nano Science and Technology (CNST)
  5. Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States). School of Chemistry & Biochemistry and School of Physics
  6. Univ. of Houston, Houston, TX (United States). Dept. of Chemistry & Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-26403
Journal ID: ISSN 2058-9565
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Quantum Science and Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 3; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2058-9565
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program; National Science Foundation (NSF); US Army Research Office (ARO); European Union (EU)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; Photon entanglement, superrdian phase transition, cavity QED
OSTI Identifier:
1416286

Li, Hao, Piryatinski, Andrei, Jerke, Jonathan, Kandada, Ajay Ram Srimath, Silva, Carlos, and Bittner, Eric R. Probing dynamical symmetry breaking using quantum-entangled photons. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1088/2058-9565/aa93b6.
Li, Hao, Piryatinski, Andrei, Jerke, Jonathan, Kandada, Ajay Ram Srimath, Silva, Carlos, & Bittner, Eric R. Probing dynamical symmetry breaking using quantum-entangled photons. United States. doi:10.1088/2058-9565/aa93b6.
Li, Hao, Piryatinski, Andrei, Jerke, Jonathan, Kandada, Ajay Ram Srimath, Silva, Carlos, and Bittner, Eric R. 2017. "Probing dynamical symmetry breaking using quantum-entangled photons". United States. doi:10.1088/2058-9565/aa93b6. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1416286.
@article{osti_1416286,
title = {Probing dynamical symmetry breaking using quantum-entangled photons},
author = {Li, Hao and Piryatinski, Andrei and Jerke, Jonathan and Kandada, Ajay Ram Srimath and Silva, Carlos and Bittner, Eric R.},
abstractNote = {Here, we present an input/output analysis of photon-correlation experiments whereby a quantum mechanically entangled bi-photon state interacts with a material sample placed in one arm of a Hong–Ou–Mandel apparatus. We show that the output signal contains detailed information about subsequent entanglement with the microscopic quantum states in the sample. In particular, we apply the method to an ensemble of emitters interacting with a common photon mode within the open-system Dicke model. Our results indicate considerable dynamical information concerning spontaneous symmetry breaking can be revealed with such an experimental system.},
doi = {10.1088/2058-9565/aa93b6},
journal = {Quantum Science and Technology},
number = 1,
volume = 3,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}