Deterministic photon-atom and photon-photon interactions based on single-photon Raman interaction

Orel Bechler, Serge Rosenblum, Itay Shomroni, Yulia Lovsky, Gabriel Guendelman, Barak Dayan*

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Abstract

We demonstrate a passive scheme for deterministic interactions between a single photon and a single atom. Relying on single-photon Raman interaction (SPRINT), this control-fields free scheme swaps a flying qubit, encoded in the two possible input modes of a photon, with a stationary qubit, encoded in the two ground states of the atom, and can be also harnessed to perform universal quantum gates. Using SPRINT we experimentally demonstrated all-optical switching of single photons by single photons, and deterministic extraction of a single photon from an optical pulse. Applicable to any atom-like Lambda system, SPRINT provides a versatile building block for scalable quantum networks based on completely passive nodes interconnected and activated solely by single photons.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationLaser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVIII
EditorsAlexis V. Kudryashov, Alan H. Paxton, Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Lutz Aschke
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628419627
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventLaser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVIII - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 15 Feb 201618 Feb 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9727
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceLaser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVIII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period15/02/1618/02/16

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 SPIE.

Keywords

  • SPRINT
  • cavity-QED
  • deterministic
  • passive
  • photon-photon interactions
  • quantum optics
  • single-photon

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