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Polarization-controlled single photons.

Abstract:

Vacuum-stimulated Raman transitions are driven between two magnetic substates of a 87Rb atom strongly coupled to an optical cavity. A magnetic field lifts the degeneracy of these states, and the atom is alternately exposed to laser pulses of two different frequencies. This produces a stream of single photons with alternating circular polarization in a predetermined spatiotemporal mode. MHz repetition rates are possible as no recycling of the atom between photon generations is required. Photon...

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Webster, SC More by this author
Specht, HP More by this author
Journal:
Physical review letters
Volume:
98
Issue:
6
Pages:
063601
Publication date:
2007-02-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
URN:
uuid:e2ab5e01-2ea2-4987-8d49-5f3129ddfa70
Source identifiers:
1028
Local pid:
pubs:1028
Language:
English

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