Preparation of two-mode anticorrelated photon-number state via atom de Broglie wave deflection

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Abstract

It is shown that the deflection of an atom de Broglie wave at two adjacent cavities containing non-resonant weak fields can yield a highly entangled quantum state of the atom–field system in which discernible atomic beams are entangled to internal states of the atom and to two-mode photon-number states of the fields. Two-mode anticorrelated entangled photon-number states characterized by the total photon number can be prepared by the detection of the atom in given directions of the propagation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2125-2133
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Volume44-11
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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