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Single-photon time-dependent spectra in coupled cavity arrays

Mirza, Imran M. and van Enk, S. J. and Kimble, H. J. (2013) Single-photon time-dependent spectra in coupled cavity arrays. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 30 (10). pp. 2640-2649. ISSN 0740-3224. doi:10.1364/JOSAB.30.002640.

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We show how the input–output formalism for cascaded quantum systems combined with the quantum trajectory approach yields a compact and physically intuitive description of single photons propagating through a coupled cavity array. As a new application, we obtain the time-dependent spectrum of such a single photon, which directly reflects the fact that only certain frequency components of single-photon wavepackets are trapped inside the cavities and hence are delayed in time. We include in our description the actual generation of the single photon, by assuming we have a single emitter in one of the resonators.

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Additional Information:© 2013 Optical Society of America. Received May 16, 2013; revised August 7, 2013; accepted August 16, 2013; posted August 20, 2013 (Doc. ID 190641); published September 11, 2013 H. J. K. acknowledges funding by the IQIM, an NSF Physics Frontier Center with support of the Moore Foundation, by the AFOSR QuMPASS MURI, by the DoD NSSEFF program, and by NSF PHY-1205729.
Group:Institute for Quantum Information and Matter
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Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM)UNSPECIFIED
NSF Physics Frontiers CenterUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Issue or Number:10
Classification Code:(270.0270) Quantum optics; (270.5565) Quantum communications; (270.5585) Quantum information and processing; (060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications; (210.0210) Optical data storage
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Official Citation:I. Mirza, S. van Enk, and H. Kimble, "Single-photon time-dependent spectra in coupled cavity arrays," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 2640-2649 (2013).
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:01 Nov 2013 18:36
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