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|Title:||Excitation of a single atom with exponentially rising light pulses|
|Authors:||Aljunid, S.A. |
|Citation:||Aljunid, S.A., Maslennikov, G., Wang, Y., Dao, H.L., Scarani, V., Kurtsiefer, C. (2013-09-03). Excitation of a single atom with exponentially rising light pulses. Physical Review Letters 111 (10) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.103001|
|Abstract:||We investigate the interaction between a single atom and optical pulses in a coherent state with a controlled temporal envelope. In a comparison between a rising exponential and a square envelope, we show that the rising exponential envelope leads to a higher excitation probability for fixed low average photon numbers, in accordance with a time-reversed Weisskopf-Wigner model. We characterize the atomic transition dynamics for a wide range of the average photon numbers and are able to saturate the optical transition of a single atom with ≈50 photons in a pulse by a strong focusing technique. © 2013 American Physical Society.|
|Source Title:||Physical Review Letters|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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