Scientific Results

Zero area single photons

Year: 2016

Authors: Costanzo L.S., Coelho A.S., Pellegrino D., Mendes M.S., Acioli L., Cassemiro K.N., Felinto D., Zavatta A., Bellini M.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO-CNR), Largo E. Fermi 6, Florence, 50125, Italy; LENS and Department of Physics, University of Firenze, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, 50019, Italy; Departamento de Engenharia, Instituto Camillo Filho, Teresina, PI, 64049-230, Brazil; Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, 50670-901, Brazil

Abstract: Zero area single photons are generated through the resonant interaction of a parametricdown- conversion single photon with a dense atomic ensemble. This indicates a new pathway for developing a quantum memory for broadband single photons.

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More Information: Sponsors: Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, A.C.; CONACYT; INAOE; SEP; Universidad de Guanajuata
KeyWords: Particle beams; Photonics; Photons, Atomic ensemble; Quantum memory; Resonant interaction; Single photons, Light