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Real-Time Cavity QED with Single Atoms

Hood, C. J. and Chapman, M. S. and Lynn, T. W. and Kimble, H. J. (1998) Real-Time Cavity QED with Single Atoms. Physical Review Letters, 80 (19). pp. 4157-4160. ISSN 0031-9007. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:HOOprl98

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Abstract

The combination of cold atoms and large coherent coupling enables investigations in a new regime in cavity QED with single-atom trajectories monitored in real time with high signal-to-noise ratio. The underlying “vacuum-Rabi” splitting is clearly reflected in the frequency dependence of atomic transit signals recorded atom by atom, with evidence for mechanical light forces for intracavity photon number <1. The nonlinear optical response of one atom in a cavity is observed to be in accord with the one-atom quantum theory but at variance with semiclassical predictions.


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Additional Information:©1998 The American Physical Society Received 18 November 1997 We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of D. Bass, H. Mabuchi, and Q. Turchette. T. W. L. acknowledges support from the NSF. This work has been supported by DARPA via the QUIC Institute administered by ARO, by the NSF, and by the ONR.
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