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Thomas Pohl

Dissipative Many-Body Quantum Optics in Rydberg Media

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  • Alexey V. Gorshkov
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  • Rejish Nath, Univ Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Inst Bot
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  • Thomas Pohl

We develop a theoretical framework for the dissipative propagation of quantized light under conditions of electromagnetically induced transparency in atomic media involving strongly interacting Rydberg states. The theory allows us to determine the peculiar spatiotemporal structure of the output of the recently demonstrated single-photon filter and the recently proposed single-photon subtractor, which, respectively, let through and absorb a single photon. In addition to being crucial for applications of these and other optical quantum devices, the theory opens the door to the study of exotic dissipative many-body dynamics of strongly interacting photons in nonlinear nonlocal media. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.153601

Original languageEnglish
Article number153601
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume110
Issue15
Number of pages6
ISSN0031-9007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

    Research areas

  • ELECTROMAGNETICALLY INDUCED TRANSPARENCY, NONLINEAR OPTICS, ATOMS, SIMULATOR, PHOTONS, DRIVEN, FIELD, GAS

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