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Non-classical light 20 years later: an assessment of the voyage into Hilbert space

Kimble, H. J. (1997) Non-classical light 20 years later: an assessment of the voyage into Hilbert space. Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 355 (1733). pp. 2327-2341. ISSN 1364-503X. doi:10.1098/rsta.1997.0130.

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Although diverse manifestations of the quantum or non–classical character of the electromagnetic field have arisen over the past two decades in quantum optics, almost without exception these observations have been made in a domain of weak coupling for which dissipation is dominant over the coherent dynamical processes associated with single quanta. By contrast, research in the area of cavity quantum electrodynamics has achieved the exceptional circumstance of strong coupling for the interaction of individual atoms with the quantized field of a high–quality resonator. The research programs in the Quantum Optics Group at Caltech attempt to explore quantum dynamical processes in this domain of strong coupling, and include investigations of photon antibunching due to quantum–state reduction, of the implementation of quantum logic with single photons, of new avenues for quantum–state synthesis and of atomic centre–of–mass motion for single atoms falling one–by–one through the field of a high–finesse optical cavity.

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Additional Information:© 1997 The Royal Society. Discussion Meeting Issue ‘Highlight in quantum optics’ organized by P. L. Knight, B. Stoicheff and D. Walls. The research described herein has been carried out in the Quantum Optics Group at the California Institute of Technology. The graduate students responsible for the progress described herein are D. Bass, J. Buck, N. Georgiades, C. Hood, H. Mabuchi, T. Lynn, Q. Turchette and D. Vernooy. Senior members of the group include Dr M. Chapman, Dr A. Furusawa (Nikon Advanced Research Labs) and Dr W. Lange (now at the MPQ in Garching). We have benefited greatly from interactions with and extended visits by members of Professor D. F. Walls's group at the University of Auckland, including Dr S. Parkins and Dr S. Tan, as well as Mr A. Doherty. Dr C. K. Law was a visiting scholar from the University of Rochester during the autumn, 1996. The continuing collaboration with the group of Professor Zoller at the University of Innsbruck has likewise been most important to our research activities. We gratefully acknowledge funding from the National Science Foundation, from the Office of Naval Research and from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency via the initiative on Quantum Computation and Information (QUIC), which is administered by the Army Research Office.
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Official Citation:Kimble H. J. 1997 Non-classical light 20 years later: an assessment of the voyage into Hilbert space Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A. 355:2327–2341
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