Quantum Borrmann effect for dissipation-immune photon-photon correlations

Alexander V. Poshakinskiy, Alexander N. Poddubny

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We study theoretically the second-order correlation function g(2)(t) for photons transmitted through a periodic Bragg-spaced array of superconducting qubits, coupled to a waveguide. We demonstrate that photon bunching and antibunching persist much longer than both radiative and nonradiative lifetimes of a single qubit. Due to the Borrmann effect, that is a strongly non-Markovian collective feature of light-qubit coupling inherent to the Bragg regime, the photon-photon correlations become immune to nonradiative dissipation. This persistence of quantum correlations opens new avenues for enhancing the performance of setups of waveguide quantum electrodynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043718
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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