Time-resolved scattering of a single photon by a single atom

  title={Time-resolved scattering of a single photon by a single atom},
  author={Victor Leong and Mathias Alexander Seidler and Matthias Steiner and Alessandro Cer{\'e} and Christian Kurtsiefer},
  booktitle={2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)},
Is an atom more likely to scatter a photon with an exponentially rising or decaying temporal profile? We try to answer this question experimentally and investigate the scattering of heralded photons from a single atom in free-space [1]. We use a single Rubidium atom trapped in optical tweezers and prepared in the groundstate of a cyclic dipole transition as… CONTINUE READING