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… 

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