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Generation and detection of Fock states of the radiation field

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Walther,  Herbert
Laser Physics, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Max Planck Society;

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Walther, H. (2002). Generation and detection of Fock states of the radiation field. Journal of Optics B-Quantum and Semiclassical Optics, 4(4 Sp. Iss. SI), S418-S425. Retrieved from http://www.iop.org/EJ/S/0/27065/fJNo5hNkYuFBNLqhKjs.jQ/abstract/1464-4266/4/4/332.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-000F-C1E5-F
Abstract
Recent widely discussed applications in quantum information and quantum cryptography require radiation sources able to produce a fixed number of photons. In this paper we review the work performed in our laboratory to produce such fields on demand. Two different methods are described. The first one is based on the micromaser operating under the conditions of a trapping state. The second device uses a single ion in an optical cavity. The latter setup was recently realized in our laboratory.