Arrays of waveguide-coupled optical cavities that interact strongly with atoms

G. Lepert*, M. Trupke, Michael J. Hartmann, Martin B. Plenio, E. A. Hinds

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We describe a realistic scheme for coupling atoms or other quantum emitters with an array of coupled optical cavities.We consider open Fabry-Perot microcavities coupled to the emitters. Our central innovation is to connect the microcavities to waveguide resonators, which are in turn evanescently coupled to each other on a photonic chip to form a coupled cavity chain. In this paper, we describe the components, their technical limitations and the factors that need to be determined experimentally. This provides the basis for a detailed theoretical analysis of two possible experiments to realize quantum squeezing and controlled quantum dynamics. We close with an outline of more advanced applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number113002
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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