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Cavity QED with Single Atoms and Photons

Northup, T. E. and Birnbaum, K. M. and Boca, A. and Boozer, A. D. and McKeever, J. and Miller, R. and Kimble, H. J. (2005) Cavity QED with Single Atoms and Photons. In: Atomic physics 19: XIX International Conference on Atomic Physics : ICAP 2004, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 25-30 July, 2004. American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings. No.770. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 313-322. ISBN 0-7354-0255-8.

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Recent experimental advances in the field of cavity quantum electrodynamics (QED) have opened new possibilities for control of atom-photon interactions. A laser with "one and the same atom" demonstrates the theory of laser operation pressed to its conceptual limit. The generation of single photons on demand and the realization of cavity QED with well defined atomic numbers N = 0, 1, 2,... both represent important steps toward realizing diverse protocols in quantum information science. Coherent manipulation of the atomic state via Raman transitions provides a new tool in cavity QED for in situ monitoring and control of the atom-cavity system. All of these achievements share a common point of departure: the regime of strong coupling. It is thus interesting to consider briefly the history of the strong coupling criterion in cavity QED and to trace out the path that research has taken in the pursuit of this goal.

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Additional Information:©2005 American Institute of Physics This work was supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), by the Caltech MURI Center for Quantum Networks, by the Advanced Research and Development Activity (ARDA), and by the Office of Naval Research (ONR).
Subject Keywords:quantum electrodynamics; quantum optics; atom-photon collisions; Raman spectra
Series Name:American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings
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