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Engineering the Atom-Photon Interaction

Controlling Fundamental Processes with Photons, Atoms and Solids

  • Ana Predojević
  • Morgan W. Mitchell


  • Presents manipulation of light and single photons

  • Gives a comprehensive view of the modern methods in engineering and use of quantum light

  • Allows to quickly identify the most appropriate technologies for different applications by a comparative approach across different technology branches (atoms, molecules, and solid state)


Part of the Nano-Optics and Nanophotonics book series (NON)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Cavity QED

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Loic Lanco, Pascale Senellart
      Pages 39-71
  3. Light Meets a Single Atom

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Markus Sondermann, Gerd Leuchs
      Pages 75-98
    3. Lukáš Slodička, Gabriel Hétet, Markus Hennrich, Rainer Blatt
      Pages 99-124
  4. Light Meets Many Atoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Chih-Sung Chuu, Shengwang Du
      Pages 145-182
  5. Storage and Retrieval of Non-classical States

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Jun-ichi Yoshikawa, Kenzo Makino, Akira Furusawa
      Pages 217-240
    3. Hugues de Riedmatten, Mikael Afzelius
      Pages 241-273
  6. New Sources of Entangled Photon Pairs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Rinaldo Trotta, Armando Rastelli
      Pages 277-302
  7. Distinguishability of Photons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Tian-Ming Zhao, Xiao-Hui Bao, Bo Zhao, Jian-Wei Pan
      Pages 327-342
    3. C. Schneider, P. Gold, C.-Y. Lu, S. Höfling, J.-W. Pan, M. Kamp
      Pages 343-361

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive view of the contemporary methods for quantum-light engineering. In particular, it addresses different technological branches and therefore allows the reader to quickly identify the best technology - application match. Non-classical light is a versatile tool, proven to be an intrinsic part of various quantum technologies. Its historical significance has made it the subject of many text books written both from theoretical and experimental point of view. This book takes another perspective by giving an insight to modern technologies used to generate and manipulate quantum light.


Bright Light Sources Distinguishability of Photons Manipulation of Non-classical Light Quantum Light-enhanced Measurements Retrieval of Highly Non-classical States Single Photon - Single Quantum Object Interaction Single Quantum Emitters Sources of Entangled Photon Pairs Storage of Highly Non-classical States Unconventional Quantum Light Sources

Editors and affiliations

  • Ana Predojević
    • 1
  • Morgan W. Mitchell
    • 2
  1. 1.Experimental PhysicsUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.ICFO - Institut de Ciències FotòniquesICREA - Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis AvançatsBarcelonaSpain

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