Stuttgart 2012 – wissenschaftliches Programm
Q 61.1: Vortrag
Freitag, 16. März 2012, 10:30–10:45, V7.01
Excitation of a single atom with a temporally shaped light pulses — Syed Abdullah Aljunid1, Hoang Lan Dao2, •Gleb Maslennikov1, Yimin Wang1, Valerio Scarani1,3, and Christian Kurtsiefer1,3 — 1Centre for Quantum Technlogies, National University of Singapore — 2University of Twente — 3Department of Physics, National University of Singapore
We investigate the interaction between a single atom and optical pulses with a controlled temporal envelope. By switching the temporal shape from rising exponential to square profile, we show that the rising exponential envelope leads to higher excitation probability for a fixed photon number. The atomic transition saturates for ≈ 100 photons in a pulse. Rabi oscillations with 100 MHz frequency are visible in detected fluorescence for excitations powers of ≈ 1300 photons in a 15 ns pulse.
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