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Non-Markovian dynamics of collective atomic states coupled to a waveguide
Author(s): Kanu Sinha; Pierre Meystre; Pablo Solano
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Paper Abstract

When atoms are optically coupled to a one dimensional waveguide, they can interact through macroscopic distances. The retardation effects inherent to field propagation and the associated delay in information backflow between the atoms result in a departure from the familiar Markovian dynamics. We study the case of two two level atoms coupled along a waveguide. One remarkable feature of the dynamics in this regime is the formation of long-lived bound states in the continuum (BIC),30 that refer to a hybrid diatomic molecule bound together by propagating modes of a field. In particular, we study the probability of reaching such a bound states of the system starting in an initially anti-symmetric state of the emitters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11091, Quantum Nanophotonic Materials, Devices, and Systems 2019, 110910O (3 September 2019);
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Kanu Sinha, Joint Quantum Institute (United States)
Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
Pierre Meystre, James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences (United States)
Pablo Solano, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11091:
Quantum Nanophotonic Materials, Devices, and Systems 2019
Cesare Soci; Matthew T. Sheldon; Mario Agio, Editor(s)

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