Removal of a single photon by adaptive absorption

John Calsamiglia, Stephen M. Barnett, Norbert Lütkenhaus, Kalle-Antti Suominen

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Abstract

We present a method to remove, using only linear optics, exactly one photon from a field mode. This is achieved by putting the system in contact with an absorbing environment, which is under continuous monitoring. A feedback mechanism then decouples the system from the environment as soon as the first photon is absorbed. We propose a possible scheme to implement this process and provide the theoretical tools to describe it.
LanguageEnglish
Pages043814-1
Number of pages43813
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume64
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2001

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  • linear optics
  • photon removal
  • adaptive absorption
  • optics
  • optical physics

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Calsamiglia, J., Barnett, S. M., Lütkenhaus, N., & Suominen, K-A. (2001). Removal of a single photon by adaptive absorption. Physical Review A, 64(4), 043814-1. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.64.043814
Calsamiglia, John ; Barnett, Stephen M. ; Lütkenhaus, Norbert ; Suominen, Kalle-Antti. / Removal of a single photon by adaptive absorption. In: Physical Review A. 2001 ; Vol. 64, No. 4. pp. 043814-1.
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Removal of a single photon by adaptive absorption. / Calsamiglia, John; Barnett, Stephen M.; Lütkenhaus, Norbert; Suominen, Kalle-Antti.

In: Physical Review A, Vol. 64, No. 4, 19.09.2001, p. 043814-1.

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Calsamiglia J, Barnett SM, Lütkenhaus N, Suominen K-A. Removal of a single photon by adaptive absorption. Physical Review A. 2001 Sep 19;64(4):043814-1. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.64.043814