Volume 107, Number 1, July 2014
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Published online||27 June 2014|
Steady Fock states via atomic reservoir
1 Universidade Federal do ABC - Rua Santa Adélia 166, Santo André, São Paulo 09210-170, Brazil
2 Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo - Caixa Postal 369, 13560-970, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil
Received: 8 May 2014
Accepted: 9 June 2014
In this letter we present a strategy that combines the action of cavity damping mechanisms with that of an engineered atomic reservoir to drive an initial thermal distribution to a Fock equilibrium state. The same technique can be used to slice probability distributions in the Fock space, thus allowing the preparation of a variety of nonclassical equilibrium states.
PACS: 32.80.-t – Photoionization and excitation / 42.50.Ct – Quantum description of interaction of light and matter; related experiments / 42.50.Dv – Quantum state engineering and measurements
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