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Cavity-QED with a single ion

  • Gerhard R. Guthöhrlein
  • Matthias Keller
  • Wolfgang Lange
  • Herbert Walther
  • Kazuhiro Hayasaka
Conference paper

Abstract

Radio-frequency ion-traps provide ideal conditions for storing and manipulating single particles and localizing them with a precision far below their resonance wavelength. This property is applied in our experiment to investigate the interaction between ions and the field in an optical cavity, implementing a completely deterministic dynamical evolution of the system. This is in contrast to previous cavity QED experiments using atomic beams [1] or atomic fountains [2]. In these cases, deterministic control over the motion of the atoms is not possible, because the randomly varying arrival times and trajectories result in a fluctuating atom-field interaction strength. In the ion-based cavity-QED system we have set up, a continuous interaction of a single particle with the photon field at a pre-defined position is realized. Applications include the generation of single photon pulses as well as a single-ion laser.

Keywords

Atomic Beam Resonance Wavelength Optical Cavity Cavity Region Standing Wave Pattern 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard R. Guthöhrlein
    • 1
  • Matthias Keller
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Lange
    • 1
  • Herbert Walther
    • 1
  • Kazuhiro Hayasaka
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Planck-lnstitut für QllantenoptikGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Communications Research Lab.Kansai Advanced Research CenterKobeJapan

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