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Exciting with Quantum Light. I. Exciting an harmonic oscillator

Authors
  • Carreño, J. C. López
  • Laussy, F. P.
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Jan 22, 2016
Submission Date
Jan 22, 2016
Identifiers
arXiv ID: 1601.06187
Source
arXiv
License
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Abstract

We start a series of studies of the excitation of an optical target by quantum light. In this first part, we introduce the problematic and address the first case of interest, that of exciting the quantum harmonic oscillator, corresponding to, e.g., a single-mode passive cavity or a non-interacting boson field. We introduce a mapping of the Hilbert space that allows to chart usefully the accessible regions. We then consider the quantum excitation from single photon sources in the form of a two-level system under various regimes of (classical) pumping: incoherent, coherent and in the Mollow triplet regime. We close this first opus with an overview of the material to be covered in the subsequent papers.

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