We propose a scheme for generating maximally entangled states for multiple atoms trapped in distant cavities connected by fibers. During the operation neither the atomic system nor the fibers are excited, which is important in view of decoherence. Under certain conditions, the probability that the cavities are excited is negligible. The scheme does not include projective measurement and the GHZ state is generated deterministically. Taking advantage of adiabatic passage, the entanglement fidelity is insensitive to fluctuation of experimental parameters.
03.67.Mn Entanglement measures, witnesses, and other characterizations42.50.Dv Quantum state engineering and measurements