Capacitive Coupling of Atomic Systems to Mesoscopic Conductors

Anders S. Sørensen, Caspar H. van der Wal, Lilian I. Childress, Mikhail D. Lukin

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We describe a technique that enables a strong, coherent coupling between isolated neutral atoms and mesoscopic conductors. The coupling is achieved by exciting atoms trapped above the surface of a superconducting transmission line into Rydberg states with large electric dipole moments that induce voltage fluctuations in the transmission line. Using a mechanism analogous to cavity quantum electrodynamics, an atomic state can be transferred to a long-lived mode of the fluctuating voltage, atoms separated by millimeters can be entangled, or the quantum state of a solid-state device can be mapped onto atomic or photonic states.
Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's4
TijdschriftPhysical Review Letters
Nummer van het tijdschrift6
StatusPublished - 2004

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