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Atom-Light Interactions in a Photonic Crystal Waveguide


Hood, Jonathan David (2017) Atom-Light Interactions in a Photonic Crystal Waveguide. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/Z9NV9G9Z.


New opportunities for optical physics emerge from the integration of cold atoms with nanophotonic devices. Due to their small optical loss and tight field confinement, these nanoscale dielectric devices are capable of mediating strong atom-light interactions and open new avenues for quantum transport and quantum many-body phenomena. In particular, coupling atoms to the band edge of a photonic crystal waveguide (PCW) provides a unique platform for generating tunable range coherent atom-atom interactions which are mediated by the guided mode photons.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Nanophotonics
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
Group:Institute for Quantum Information and Matter
Thesis Committee:
  • Kimble, H. Jeff (chair)
  • Faraon, Andrei
  • Painter, Oskar J.
  • Brandao, Fernando
Defense Date:21 September 2016
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:06082017-062231802
Persistent URL:
Hood, Jonathan David0000-0001-7566-4475
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:10313
Deposited By: Jonathan Hood
Deposited On:09 Jun 2017 23:30
Last Modified:21 Mar 2024 22:05

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