Quantum-optical implementation of non-Hermitian potentials for asymmetric scattering

  title={Quantum-optical implementation of non-Hermitian potentials for asymmetric scattering},
  author={A Ruschhaupt and Anthony Kiely and Miguel 'Angel Sim'on and Juan Gonzalo Muga},
  journal={Physical Review A},
Non-Hermitian, one-dimensional potentials which are also non-local, allow for scattering asymmetries, namely, asymmetric transmission or reflection responses to the incidence of a particle from left or right. The symmetries of the potential imply selection rules for transmission and reflection. In particular, parity-time (PT) symmetry or the symmetry of any local potential do not allow for asymmetric transmission. We put forward a feasible quantum-optical implementation of non-Hermitian, non… 

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