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Measurement-based generation of shaped single photons and coherent state superpositions in optical cavities

Lecamwasam, Ruvindha; Hush, Michael; James, Matthew; Carvalho, Andre


We propose related schemes to generate arbitrarily shaped single photons, i.e., photons with an arbitrary temporal profile, and coherent state superpositions using simple optical elements. The first system consists of two coupled cavities, a memory cavity and a shutter cavity, containing a second-order optical nonlinearity and electro-optic modulator (EOM), respectively. Photodetection events of the shutter cavity output herald preparation of a single photon in the memory cavity, which may be...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-01-18
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.95.013828
Access Rights: Open Access


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