Non-classical correlation of the two emission fields by a four-level atomic ensemble

J. H. Huang*, Shi Yao ZHU

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The normalized second-order correlation of the emission fields from a driven four-level atomic ensemble is investigated theoretically by using the state vector method. The violation of Cauchy-Schwarz inequality, which indicates the establishment of non-classical correlation between two emission fields, has been found. The effects of various decays and time delay on the correlation are discussed in detail, which are helpful in finding the ways to obtain high non-classical correlation. This technique for the generation of non-classical light is operable based on the current experimental technology and will lead to some potential applications in quantum information science.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-575
Number of pages19
JournalEuropean Physical Journal D
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2007

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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