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Quantum Optics with Single Atoms and Single Photons


Turchette, Quentin A. (1997) Quantum Optics with Single Atoms and Single Photons. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/mwpz-dz68.


An atom strongly coupled to a high-finesse resonator forms a microscopic optical system in which the interaction of single atoms with single photons has significant consequences. This is in contrast to a typical optical system in which a field composed of many photons interacts with a medium consisting of many atoms. This unique optical system has been used in studies of the fundamental matter-radiation interaction on the single quantum level, in quantum computation, and in real-time, high-position-resolution detection of single atoms.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Physics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Kimble, H. Jeff
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:20 May 1997
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:05112017-105548091
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ID Code:10163
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:11 May 2017 22:46
Last Modified:08 Nov 2023 18:42

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