Strong coupling between single atoms and non-transversal photons

  title={Strong coupling between single atoms and non-transversal photons},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Volz and Christian Junge and Danny O'Shea and Arno Rauschenbeutel},
  journal={2013 Conference on Lasers \& Electro-Optics Europe \& International Quantum Electronics Conference CLEO EUROPE/IQEC},
  • J. Volz, C. Junge, A. Rauschenbeutel
  • Published 8 January 2013
  • Physics
  • 2013 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference CLEO EUROPE/IQEC
The interaction between single quantum emitters and non-transversally polarized photons for which the electric field vector amplitude has a significant component in the direction of propagation is investigated. Even though this situation seems to be at odds with the description of light as a transverse wave, it regularly occurs when interfacing or manipulating emitters with non-paraxial, guided, or evanescent light. Here, this phenomenon for the case of single atoms that strongly interact with… 

Figures from this paper

Controllable photon extraction based on a single-photon Raman interaction
A target whispering-gallery-mode microresonator (WGMM) directly coupled to a waveguide with an auxiliary side-coupled WGMM is proposed to deterministically extract both the resonant and non-resonant
Unidirectional transmission of single photons under nonideal chiral photon-atom interactions
Single-photon transport in non-ideal chiral photon-atom interaction structures generally contains information backflow and thus limits the capabilities to transfer information between distant
Realization of Nonlinear Optical Nonreciprocity on a Few-Photon Level Based on Atoms Strongly Coupled to an Asymmetric Cavity.
This work experimentally demonstrates the nonreciprocal transmission between two counterpropagating light fields with extremely low power by adopting the strong nonlinearity associated with a few atoms in a strongly coupled cavity QED system and an asymmetric cavity configuration.
Four-port SNAP microresonator device.
A four-port micro-device based on a SNAP microresonator introduced at the surface of an optical fiber is experimentally demonstrated to choose the resonant wavelength and simultaneously determine the positions of the input-output microfiber tapers to arrive at the required resonance condition.
Light–matter interactions with photonic quasiparticles
Interactions between light and matter play an instrumental role in spectroscopy, sensing, quantum information processing and lasers. In most of these applications, light is considered in terms of
Optical Chirality and Single-Photon Isolation
Optical isolation is important for protecting a laser from damage due to the detrimental back reflection of light. It typically relies on breaking Lorentz reciprocity and normally is achieved via the
Chiral microresonator assisted by Rydberg-atom ensembles
The chiral light-matter interaction, which shows great potential in applications ranging from photonic devices to quantum information processing, can be achieved with the development of recent
Chiral cavity quantum electrodynamics with coupled nanophotonic structures
Up to now it remains challenging to couple photons from a circularly polarized emitter into a photonic structure to simultaneously realize strong photon-emitter interaction and unidirectional
Controllable single-photon nonreciprocal propagation between two waveguides chirally coupled to a quantum emitter.
The results show that for a nonresonant photon, the perfect single-photon nonreciprocal propagation can be realized by adjusting the Rabi frequency and detuning and the system is switchable by using the classic field.
Large Purcell enhancement with nanoscale non-reciprocal photon transmission in chiral gap-plasmon-emitter systems.
A gap-plasmon-emitter system demonstrating large Purcell enhancement with effective nanoscale non-reciprocal photon transmission offers an efficient way for photon routing in optical circuits and quantum networks and also extends methods for manipulating non-Reciprocal devices.


All-optical switching and strong coupling using tunable whispering-gallery-mode microresonators
We review our recent work on tunable, ultra-high quality factor whispering-gallery-mode bottle microresonators and highlight their applications in non-linear optics and in quantum optics experiments.
All-optical signal processing at ultra-low powers in bottle microresonators using the Kerr effect.
Experimental results on nonlinear, ultra-low power photonics applications based on a silica whispering-gallery-mode microresonator that combines an ultrahigh quality factor of Q > 10(8) with a small mode volume V is presented and the same set-up can be operated as an optical memory.
Tunable whispering-gallery-mode resonators for cavity quantum electrodynamics
We theoretically study the properties of highly prolate-shaped dielectric microresonators. Such resonators sustain whispering-gallery modes that exhibit two spatially well-separated regions with
  • R. Rosenfeld
  • Medicine
    Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • 2009
Physics Letters
  • Physics
  • 1962
  • 1994
  • Maslennikov, and C. Kurtsiefer, Nat Phys 4, 924
  • 2008
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105
  • Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105
  • 2008