Novel collective effects in integrated photonics

  • M. DelantyEmail author
  • S. Rebić
  • J. Twamley
Regular Article


Superradiance, the enhanced collective emission of energy from a coherent ensemble of quantum systems, has been typically studied in atomic ensembles. In this work we study theoretically the enhanced emission of energy from coherent ensembles of harmonic oscillators. We show that it should be possible to observe harmonic oscillator superradiance for the first time in waveguide arrays in integrated photonics. Furthermore, we describe how pairwise correlations within the ensemble can be measured with this architecture. These pairwise correlations are an integral part of the phenomenon of superradiance and have never been observed in experiments to date.


Quantum Optics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems, Department of Physics and AstronomyMacquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.CSIRO Materials Science and EngineeringLindfieldAustralia
  3. 3.Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, Department of Quantum ScienceAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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