Entanglement generation between two atoms via surface modes

Jingping Xu*, M. Al-Amri, Yaping Yang, Shi Yao ZHU, M. Suhail Zubairy

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We discuss the coupling of two identical atoms, separated by a metal or metamaterial slab, through surface modes. We show that the coupling through the surface modes can induce entanglement. We discuss how to control the coupling for the metal or metamaterial slab by adjusting the symmetrical and antisymmetrical property of the surface modes. We analyze the dispersion relation of the surface modes and study the parameter ranges that support the surface modes with the same properties. Our results have potential applications in quantum communication and quantum computation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032334
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sept 2011

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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