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Controlled single photon emission from a single trapped two-level atom.

Darquie, B. and Jones, M. P. A. and Dingjan, J. and Beugnon, J. and Bergamini, S. and Sortais, Y. and Messin, G. and Browaeys, A. and Grangier, P. (2005) 'Controlled single photon emission from a single trapped two-level atom.', Science., 309 (5733). pp. 454-456.


By illuminating an individual rubidium atom stored in a tight optical tweezer with short resonant light pulses, we created an efficient triggered source of single photons with a well-defined polarization. The measured intensity correlation of the emitted light pulses exhibits almost perfect antibunching. Such a source of high-rate, fully controlled single-photon pulses has many potential applications for quantum information processing.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Deterministic quantum teleportation, Entanglement, Generation, Cavity.
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Date of first online publication:July 2005
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