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Absorptive optical non-linearities using Rydberg excitations in a Cavity

Rajiv Boddeda 1
1 Laboratoire Charles Fabry / Optique Quantique
LCF - Laboratoire Charles Fabry
Abstract : The control of quantum states of light is a necessary step for quantum information transportation and processing. Cold atomic memories are one of the prime candidates for storing and manipulating photonic states. This thesis is a study of optical non-linear effects created using Rydberg states. Rydberg states are highly excited states (n>30) of atoms, which are useful in realizing photon-photon interactions because of their long distance (>10µm) dipole-dipole interactions. We utilize a low finesse cavity to transform phase shifts into intensity correlations which would allow one to generate arbitrary non-classical states of light
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Rajiv Boddeda. Absorptive optical non-linearities using Rydberg excitations in a Cavity. Optics [physics.optics]. Université Paris-Saclay, 2016. English. ⟨NNT : 2016SACLO021⟩. ⟨tel-01482321⟩

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