Strong photon-photon interactions

Vladan Vuletic, Thibault Peyronel, Ofer Firstenberg, Qiyu Liang, Mikhail Lukin, Wenlan Chen, Kristin Beck

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Standard nonlinear optical materials exhibit negligible nonlinearity at the level of individual photons. We discuss two methods to generate strong photon-photon interactions using either atom-cavity coupling, or strong interactions between atoms in Rydberg states. In particular, we have demonstrated an all-optical transistor gated by one stored photon, and a bound state of two photons.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publication2014, OSA Technical Digest
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2014 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 8 Jun 201413 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)
ISSN (Print)2160-8989


ConferenceCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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