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Cavity QED with Strong Coupling — Toward the Deterministic Control of Quantum Dynamics

Kimble, H. J. and Lynn, T. W. (2003) Cavity QED with Strong Coupling — Toward the Deterministic Control of Quantum Dynamics. In: Coherence and Quantum Optics VIII. Springer , Boston, MA, pp. 45-54. ISBN 978-1-4613-4715-6.

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Many of the current efforts to control the dynamics of individual quantum systems take place within the setting of cavity quantum electrodynamics (QED). The coupling of an atomic dipole to the mode of an optical resonator has historically produced important quantum effects in the regime of weak coupling between dipole and cavity mode; more recent experiments access the regime of strong coupling and begin to enable control of the quantum states of single atoms and single-photon fields through a coherent coupling that exceeds dissipative rates in the system. We briefly review the historical path to strong coupling and the variety of experiments involving single-quantum cavity QED. Current achievements and future challenges are illustrated through further discussion of two ongoing experiments in out group: one pursuing quantum feedback to trap single atoms in a cavity mode with single photons, the other building capability for quantum logic by using a FORT to hold atoms within a cavity mode. [Note that the presentation on which this paper is based can be accessed at]

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Additional Information:© 2003 Springer Science+Business Media New York. We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of the many people who have been involved in the work described above, including Kevin Birnbaum, Joseph Buck, Andrew Doherty, Christina Hood, Ron Legere, Jason McKeever, Christoph Naegerl, Dan Stamper-Kurn, David Vemooy, and Jun Yeo We also thank Dennis Coyne and Kent Blackburn of LIGO for assistance with analysis of thermal noise and mirror vibrations. This work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, by the Caltech MURl on Quantum Networks administered by the US Army Research Office, and by the Office of Naval Research.
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Subject Keywords:Cavity Mode; Quantum Logic; Cavity Axis; Atomic Dipole; Cavity Transmission
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