Non-Markovian dynamics of collective atomic states coupled to a waveguide
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Phys
Univ Arizona, Coll Opt Sci
KeywordsWaveguide Quantum Electrodynamics (QED)
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PublisherSPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING
CitationKanu Sinha, Pierre Meystre, and Pablo Solano "Non-Markovian dynamics of collective atomic states coupled to a waveguide", Proc. SPIE 11091, Quantum Nanophotonic Materials, Devices, and Systems 2019, 110910O (3 September 2019); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2530927
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AbstractWhen 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.
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