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Narrowband Biphotons: Generation, Manipulation, and Applications

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In this chapter, we review recent advances in generating narrowband biphotons with long coherence time using spontaneous parametric interaction in monolithic cavity with cluster effect as well as in cold atoms with electromagnetically induced transparency. Engineering and manipulating the temporal waveforms of these long biphotons provide efficient means for controlling light-matter quantum interaction at the single-photon level. We also review recent experiments using temporally long biphotons and single photons.

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Acknowledgments

C.-S.C. acknowledges support from the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (NSC101-2112-M-007-001-MY3, MOST103-2112-M-007-015-MY3) and National Tsing Hua University (101N7014E1, 103N2014E1). S. Du acknowledges the support from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (Project Nos. 601411, 601113, and HKU8/CRF/11G).

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Chuu, CS., Du, S. (2015). Narrowband Biphotons: Generation, Manipulation, and Applications. In: Predojević, A., Mitchell, M. (eds) Engineering the Atom-Photon Interaction. Nano-Optics and Nanophotonics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19231-4_6

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