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Publication . Preprint . Article . 2016

Nonlinear quantum optics mediated by Rydberg interactions

Firstenberg, Ofer; Adams, Charles S.; Hofferberth, Sebastian;
Open Access
Published: 19 Feb 2016
Country: United Kingdom

By mapping the strong interaction between Rydberg excitations in ultra-cold atomic ensembles onto single photons via electromagnetically induced transparency, it is now possible to realize a nonlinear optical medium which exhibits a strong optical nonlinearity at the level of individual photons. We review the theoretical concepts and the experimental state-of-the-art of this exciting new field, and discuss first applications in the field of all-optical quantum information processing.

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arXiv: Physics::Optics


Quantum Physics, Quantum Physics (quant-ph), FOS: Physical sciences

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UKRI| Rydberg soft matter
  • Funder: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Project Code: EP/M014398/1
  • Funding stream: EPSRC