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Thomas Pohl

Photon-Photon Interactions via Rydberg Blockade

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  • Alexey V. Gorshkov
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  • Johannes Otterbach
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  • Michael Fleischhauer
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  • Thomas Pohl
  • Mikhail D. Lukin

We develop the theory of light propagation under the conditions of electromagnetically induced transparency in systems involving strongly interacting Rydberg states. Taking into account the quantum nature and the spatial propagation of light, we analyze interactions involving few-photon pulses. We show that this system can be used for the generation of nonclassical states of light including trains of single photons with an avoided volume between them, for implementing photon-photon gates, as well as for studying many-body phenomena with strongly correlated photons.

Original languageEnglish
Article number133602
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume107
Issue13
Number of pages5
ISSN0031-9007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

    Research areas

  • ELECTROMAGNETICALLY INDUCED TRANSPARENCY, ATOMS, SPECTROSCOPY, FIELD

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