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Strong interactions of single atoms and photons in cavity QED

Kimble, H. J. (1998) Strong interactions of single atoms and photons in cavity QED. Physics Scripta, T76 . pp. 127-137. ISSN 0031-8949. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:KIMpt98

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Abstract

An important development in modern physics is the emerging capability for investigations of dynamical processes for open quantum systems in a regime of strong coupling for which individual quanta play a decisive role. Of particular significance in this context is research in cavity quantum electrodynamics which explores quantum dynamical processes for individual atoms strongly coupled to the electromagnetic field of a resonator. An overview of the research activities in the Quantum Optics Group at Caltech is presented with an emphasis on strong coupling in cavity QED which enables exploration of a new regime of nonlinear optics with single atoms and photons.


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Additional Information:Copyright © 1998 The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Received September 19, 1997; revised version received January 1, 1998; accepted January 14, 1998. This research has been carried out in the Quantum Optics Group at Caltech. The graduate students responsible for the progress described herein are J. Buck, N. Georgiades, C. Hood, H. Mabuchi, T. Lynn, Q. Turchette and D. Vernooy. Senior members of the group include Drs. M. Chapman, A. Furusawa (Nikon Advanced Research Labs), and W. Lange (now at the MPQ in Garching). We have benefited greatly from ongoing collaborations with the groups of Professors D.F. Walls and P. Zoller. This work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, by the Office of Naval Research, and by DARPA via the QUIC Institute which is administered by ARO. Physica Scripta Topical Volume T76 -- Modern studies of basic quantum concepts and phenomena : proceedings of Nobel Symposium 104, Gimo, Sweden, June 13-17, 1997
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