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Observation of Photons Emitted During Inhibited Spontaneous Emission

Published

Author(s)

D A. Branning, P G. Kwiat, Alan L. Migdall

Abstract

We present the results of an experiment to observe inhibited spontaneous emission of a parametric downconverter by an optical cavity whose switching time is short compared with the round trip time of the light. The question is, can photons be counted immediately, or only after some retardation time? Our results confirm the cavity QED prediction that photons can be counted immediately.
Proceedings Title
International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing | 6th | | Rinton Press
Conference Dates
July 22-26, 2002
Conference Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing

Keywords

inhibited spontaneous emission, interference, optcal cavity, parametric downconversion, QED, spontaneous emission

Citation

Branning, D. , Kwiat, P. and Migdall, A. (2003), Observation of Photons Emitted During Inhibited Spontaneous Emission, International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing | 6th | | Rinton Press, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=841626 (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created June 1, 2003, Updated February 17, 2017