Generating entangled atom-photon pairs from Bose-Einstein condensates

M. G. Moore, Pierre Meystre

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Abstract

We propose using spontaneous Raman scattering from an optically driven Bose-Einstein condensate as a source of atom-photon pairs whose internal states are maximally entangled. Generating entanglement between a particle which is easily transmitted (the photon) and one which is easily trapped and coherently manipulated (an ultracold atom) will prove useful for a variety of quantum-information related applications. We analyze the type of entangled states generated by spontaneous Raman scattering and construct a geometry which results in maximum entanglement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5026-5029
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume85
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Dec 11 2000

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