April 17, 2017
- Gloria Cordova
THIS PAPER WAS CHOSEN AS AN “EDITORS’ SUGGESTION” IN PHYSICAL REVIEW A, Vol. 95, Iss. 4 — April 2017.
Demonstration of the Jaynes-Cummings ladder with Rydberg-dressed atoms
Jongmin Lee, Michael J. Martin, Yuan-Yu Jau, Tyler Keating, Ivan H. Deutsch, and Grant Biedermann
The Jaynes-Cummings model, a widely employed theoretical framework in cavity quantum electrodynamics, is experimentally tested on a platform involving Rydberg-blockaded atomic ensembles. The work opens the way to a richer exploration of protocols for quantum control or, more broadly, quantum computing.
The full article is available online at Phys. Rev. A 95, 041801(R) (2017)
FIG 1. Experimental setup. The Rydberg laser and the Raman lasers are aligned along the x axis. Two optical tweezers are formed by two lasers with an angular separation θ.. In this setup, eight electrodes control the electric fields near the trapped atoms. The bias magnetic field is applied along the x axis.