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Feasibility of squeezing measurements with cavity-based atom detection

Poldy, Rachel; Buchler, Benjamin; Altin, Paul; Robins, Nicholas; Close, John

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We numerically analyze the quantum efficiency and dark noise of a cavity-based single-atom detector, with particular emphasis on the ability to measure number squeezing in an atom-laser beam. We consider the influence of the electric-dipole force on an atom in a red-detuned detection beam and discuss the much improved detection efficiency for detuned probe beams, with respect to resonant probes, resulting from this influence. Cavities allow real-time monitoring of atomic flux, with single-atom...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/67262
Source: Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.86.043806

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