Abstract

We have demonstrated high-speed controlled generation of single photons in a coupled atom-cavity system. A single 85Rb atom, pumped with a nanosecond-pulse laser, generates a single photon into the cavity mode, and the photon is then emitted out the cavity rapidly. By employing cavity parameters for a moderate coupling regime, the single-photon emission process was optimized for both high efficiency and fast bit rates up to 10 MHz. The temporal single-photon wave packet was studied by means of the photon-arrival-time distribution relative to the pump pulse and the efficiency of the single-photon generation was investigated as the pump power. The single-photon nature of the emission was confirmed by the second-order correlation of emitted photons.

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2010 (3)

F. Dubin, C. Russo, H. G. Barros, A. Stute, C. Becher, P. O. Schmidt, and R. Blatt, “Quantum to classical transition in a single-ion laser,” Nature Phys. 6, 350–353 (2010).
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[Crossref] [PubMed]

2009 (1)

B. Weber, H. P. Specht, T. Müller, J. Bochmann, M. Mücke, D. L. Moehring, and G. Rempe, “Photon-photon entanglement with a single trapped atom,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 030501 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2008 (2)

A. Kubanek, A. Ourjoumtsev, I. Schuster, M. Koch, P. W. H. Pinkse, K. Murr, and G. Rempe, “Two-photon gateway in one-atom cavity quantum electrodynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 203602 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

2005 (2)

B. Darquié, M. P. A. Jones, J. Dingjan, J. Beugnon, S. Bergamini, Y. Sortais, G. Messin, A. Browaeys, and P. Grangier, “Controlled single-photon emission from a single trapped two-level atom,” Science 309, 454–456 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. Cui and M. G. Raymer, “Quantum efficiency of single-photon sources in the cavity-QED strong-coupling regime,” Opt. Express 13, 9660–9665 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2004 (3)

M. Keller, B. Lange, K. Hayasaka, W. Lange, and H. Walther, “Continuous generation of single photons with controlled wavefrom in an ion-trap cavity system,” Nature 431, 1075–1078 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. Legero, T. Wilk, M. Hennrich, G. Rempe, and A. Kuhn, “Quantum beat of two single photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 070503 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. McKeever, A. Boca, A. D. Boozer, R. Miller, J. R. Buck, A. Kuzmich, and H. J. Kimble, “Deterministic generation of single photons from one atom trapped in a cavity,” Science 303, 1992–1994 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

J. McKeever, A. Boca, A. D. Boozer, J. R. Buck, and H. J. Kimble, “Experimental realization of a one-atom laser in the regime of strong coupling,” Nature 425, 268–271 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2002 (3)

N. Gisin, G. Ribordy, W. Tittel, and H. Zbinden, “Quantum cryptography,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 145–195 (2002).
[Crossref]

C. Monroe, “Quantum information processing with atoms and photons,” Nature 416, 238–246 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Kuhn, M. Hennrich, and G. Rempe, “Deterministic single-photon source for distributed quantum networking,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 067901 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2001 (1)

E. Knill, R. Laflamme, and G. J. Milburn, “A scheme for efficient quantum computation with linear optics,” Nature 409, 46–52 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2000 (3)

P. Michler, A. Kiraz, C. Becher, W. V. Schoenfeld, P. M. Petroff, L. Zhang, E. Hu, and A. Imamoglu, “A quantum dot single-photon turnstile device,” Science 290, 2282–2285 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. W. H. Pinkse, T. Fischer, P. Maunz, and G. Rempe, “Trapping an atom with single photons,” Nature 404, 365–368 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

R. Brouri, A. Beveratos, J. -P. Poizat, and P. Grangier, “Photon antibunching in the fluorescence of individual color centers in diamond,” Opt. Lett. 25, 1294–1296 (2000).
[Crossref]

1999 (2)

J. Ye, D. W. Vernooy, and H. J. Kimble, “Trapping of single atoms in cavity QED,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4987–4990 (1999).
[Crossref]

C. Brunel, B. Lounis, P. Tamarat, and M. Orrit, “Triggered source of single photons based on controlled single molecule fluorescence,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2722–2725 (1999).
[Crossref]

1994 (1)

K. An, J. J. Childs, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Microlaser: a laser with one atom in an optical resonator,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 3375–3378 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1956 (1)

R. H. Brown and R. Q. Twiss, “Correlation between photons in two coherent beams of light,” Nature 177, 27–29 (1956).
[Crossref]

An, K.

Y. Choi, S. Kang, S. Lim, W. Kim, J. -R. Kim, J. -H. Lee, and K. An, “Quasieigenstate coalescence in an atom-cavity quantum composite,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 153601 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Kang, Y. Choi, S. Lim, W. Kim, J. -R. Kim, J. -H. Lee, and K. An, “Continuous control of the coupling constant in an atom-cavity system by using elliptic polarization and magnetic sublevels,” Opt. Express 18, 9286–9302 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. An, J. J. Childs, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Microlaser: a laser with one atom in an optical resonator,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 3375–3378 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. J. Childs, K. An, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics, P. R. Berman, ed. (Academic Press, 1994).

Barros, H. G.

F. Dubin, C. Russo, H. G. Barros, A. Stute, C. Becher, P. O. Schmidt, and R. Blatt, “Quantum to classical transition in a single-ion laser,” Nature Phys. 6, 350–353 (2010).
[Crossref]

Becher, C.

F. Dubin, C. Russo, H. G. Barros, A. Stute, C. Becher, P. O. Schmidt, and R. Blatt, “Quantum to classical transition in a single-ion laser,” Nature Phys. 6, 350–353 (2010).
[Crossref]

P. Michler, A. Kiraz, C. Becher, W. V. Schoenfeld, P. M. Petroff, L. Zhang, E. Hu, and A. Imamoglu, “A quantum dot single-photon turnstile device,” Science 290, 2282–2285 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bergamini, S.

B. Darquié, M. P. A. Jones, J. Dingjan, J. Beugnon, S. Bergamini, Y. Sortais, G. Messin, A. Browaeys, and P. Grangier, “Controlled single-photon emission from a single trapped two-level atom,” Science 309, 454–456 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Beugnon, J.

B. Darquié, M. P. A. Jones, J. Dingjan, J. Beugnon, S. Bergamini, Y. Sortais, G. Messin, A. Browaeys, and P. Grangier, “Controlled single-photon emission from a single trapped two-level atom,” Science 309, 454–456 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Beveratos, A.

Blatt, R.

F. Dubin, C. Russo, H. G. Barros, A. Stute, C. Becher, P. O. Schmidt, and R. Blatt, “Quantum to classical transition in a single-ion laser,” Nature Phys. 6, 350–353 (2010).
[Crossref]

Boca, A.

J. McKeever, A. Boca, A. D. Boozer, R. Miller, J. R. Buck, A. Kuzmich, and H. J. Kimble, “Deterministic generation of single photons from one atom trapped in a cavity,” Science 303, 1992–1994 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. McKeever, A. Boca, A. D. Boozer, J. R. Buck, and H. J. Kimble, “Experimental realization of a one-atom laser in the regime of strong coupling,” Nature 425, 268–271 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bochmann, J.

B. Weber, H. P. Specht, T. Müller, J. Bochmann, M. Mücke, D. L. Moehring, and G. Rempe, “Photon-photon entanglement with a single trapped atom,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 030501 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Bochmann, M. Mücke, G. Langfahl-Klabes, C. Erbel, B. Weber, H. P. Specht, D. L. Moehring, and G. Rempe, “Fast excitation and photon emission of a single-atom-cavity system,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 223601 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Boozer, A. D.

J. McKeever, A. Boca, A. D. Boozer, R. Miller, J. R. Buck, A. Kuzmich, and H. J. Kimble, “Deterministic generation of single photons from one atom trapped in a cavity,” Science 303, 1992–1994 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. McKeever, A. Boca, A. D. Boozer, J. R. Buck, and H. J. Kimble, “Experimental realization of a one-atom laser in the regime of strong coupling,” Nature 425, 268–271 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Brouri, R.

Browaeys, A.

B. Darquié, M. P. A. Jones, J. Dingjan, J. Beugnon, S. Bergamini, Y. Sortais, G. Messin, A. Browaeys, and P. Grangier, “Controlled single-photon emission from a single trapped two-level atom,” Science 309, 454–456 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Brown, R. H.

R. H. Brown and R. Q. Twiss, “Correlation between photons in two coherent beams of light,” Nature 177, 27–29 (1956).
[Crossref]

Brunel, C.

C. Brunel, B. Lounis, P. Tamarat, and M. Orrit, “Triggered source of single photons based on controlled single molecule fluorescence,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2722–2725 (1999).
[Crossref]

Buck, J. R.

J. McKeever, A. Boca, A. D. Boozer, R. Miller, J. R. Buck, A. Kuzmich, and H. J. Kimble, “Deterministic generation of single photons from one atom trapped in a cavity,” Science 303, 1992–1994 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. McKeever, A. Boca, A. D. Boozer, J. R. Buck, and H. J. Kimble, “Experimental realization of a one-atom laser in the regime of strong coupling,” Nature 425, 268–271 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Childs, J. J.

K. An, J. J. Childs, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Microlaser: a laser with one atom in an optical resonator,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 3375–3378 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. J. Childs, K. An, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics, P. R. Berman, ed. (Academic Press, 1994).

Choi, Y.

Cui, G.

Darquié, B.

B. Darquié, M. P. A. Jones, J. Dingjan, J. Beugnon, S. Bergamini, Y. Sortais, G. Messin, A. Browaeys, and P. Grangier, “Controlled single-photon emission from a single trapped two-level atom,” Science 309, 454–456 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dasari, R. R.

K. An, J. J. Childs, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Microlaser: a laser with one atom in an optical resonator,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 3375–3378 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. J. Childs, K. An, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics, P. R. Berman, ed. (Academic Press, 1994).

Dingjan, J.

B. Darquié, M. P. A. Jones, J. Dingjan, J. Beugnon, S. Bergamini, Y. Sortais, G. Messin, A. Browaeys, and P. Grangier, “Controlled single-photon emission from a single trapped two-level atom,” Science 309, 454–456 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dubin, F.

F. Dubin, C. Russo, H. G. Barros, A. Stute, C. Becher, P. O. Schmidt, and R. Blatt, “Quantum to classical transition in a single-ion laser,” Nature Phys. 6, 350–353 (2010).
[Crossref]

Erbel, C.

J. Bochmann, M. Mücke, G. Langfahl-Klabes, C. Erbel, B. Weber, H. P. Specht, D. L. Moehring, and G. Rempe, “Fast excitation and photon emission of a single-atom-cavity system,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 223601 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Feld, M. S.

K. An, J. J. Childs, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Microlaser: a laser with one atom in an optical resonator,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 3375–3378 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. J. Childs, K. An, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics, P. R. Berman, ed. (Academic Press, 1994).

Fischer, T.

P. W. H. Pinkse, T. Fischer, P. Maunz, and G. Rempe, “Trapping an atom with single photons,” Nature 404, 365–368 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Gisin, N.

N. Gisin, G. Ribordy, W. Tittel, and H. Zbinden, “Quantum cryptography,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 145–195 (2002).
[Crossref]

Grangier, P.

B. Darquié, M. P. A. Jones, J. Dingjan, J. Beugnon, S. Bergamini, Y. Sortais, G. Messin, A. Browaeys, and P. Grangier, “Controlled single-photon emission from a single trapped two-level atom,” Science 309, 454–456 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

R. Brouri, A. Beveratos, J. -P. Poizat, and P. Grangier, “Photon antibunching in the fluorescence of individual color centers in diamond,” Opt. Lett. 25, 1294–1296 (2000).
[Crossref]

Hayasaka, K.

M. Keller, B. Lange, K. Hayasaka, W. Lange, and H. Walther, “Continuous generation of single photons with controlled wavefrom in an ion-trap cavity system,” Nature 431, 1075–1078 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hennrich, M.

T. Legero, T. Wilk, M. Hennrich, G. Rempe, and A. Kuhn, “Quantum beat of two single photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 070503 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Kuhn, M. Hennrich, and G. Rempe, “Deterministic single-photon source for distributed quantum networking,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 067901 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hu, E.

P. Michler, A. Kiraz, C. Becher, W. V. Schoenfeld, P. M. Petroff, L. Zhang, E. Hu, and A. Imamoglu, “A quantum dot single-photon turnstile device,” Science 290, 2282–2285 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Imamoglu, A.

P. Michler, A. Kiraz, C. Becher, W. V. Schoenfeld, P. M. Petroff, L. Zhang, E. Hu, and A. Imamoglu, “A quantum dot single-photon turnstile device,” Science 290, 2282–2285 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Jones, M. P. A.

B. Darquié, M. P. A. Jones, J. Dingjan, J. Beugnon, S. Bergamini, Y. Sortais, G. Messin, A. Browaeys, and P. Grangier, “Controlled single-photon emission from a single trapped two-level atom,” Science 309, 454–456 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kang, S.

Keller, M.

M. Keller, B. Lange, K. Hayasaka, W. Lange, and H. Walther, “Continuous generation of single photons with controlled wavefrom in an ion-trap cavity system,” Nature 431, 1075–1078 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kim, J. -R.

Kim, W.

Kimble, H. J.

J. McKeever, A. Boca, A. D. Boozer, R. Miller, J. R. Buck, A. Kuzmich, and H. J. Kimble, “Deterministic generation of single photons from one atom trapped in a cavity,” Science 303, 1992–1994 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. McKeever, A. Boca, A. D. Boozer, J. R. Buck, and H. J. Kimble, “Experimental realization of a one-atom laser in the regime of strong coupling,” Nature 425, 268–271 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Ye, D. W. Vernooy, and H. J. Kimble, “Trapping of single atoms in cavity QED,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4987–4990 (1999).
[Crossref]

Kiraz, A.

P. Michler, A. Kiraz, C. Becher, W. V. Schoenfeld, P. M. Petroff, L. Zhang, E. Hu, and A. Imamoglu, “A quantum dot single-photon turnstile device,” Science 290, 2282–2285 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Knill, E.

E. Knill, R. Laflamme, and G. J. Milburn, “A scheme for efficient quantum computation with linear optics,” Nature 409, 46–52 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Koch, M.

A. Kubanek, A. Ourjoumtsev, I. Schuster, M. Koch, P. W. H. Pinkse, K. Murr, and G. Rempe, “Two-photon gateway in one-atom cavity quantum electrodynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 203602 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kubanek, A.

A. Kubanek, A. Ourjoumtsev, I. Schuster, M. Koch, P. W. H. Pinkse, K. Murr, and G. Rempe, “Two-photon gateway in one-atom cavity quantum electrodynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 203602 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kuhn, A.

T. Legero, T. Wilk, M. Hennrich, G. Rempe, and A. Kuhn, “Quantum beat of two single photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 070503 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Kuhn, M. Hennrich, and G. Rempe, “Deterministic single-photon source for distributed quantum networking,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 067901 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kuzmich, A.

J. McKeever, A. Boca, A. D. Boozer, R. Miller, J. R. Buck, A. Kuzmich, and H. J. Kimble, “Deterministic generation of single photons from one atom trapped in a cavity,” Science 303, 1992–1994 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Laflamme, R.

E. Knill, R. Laflamme, and G. J. Milburn, “A scheme for efficient quantum computation with linear optics,” Nature 409, 46–52 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Lange, B.

M. Keller, B. Lange, K. Hayasaka, W. Lange, and H. Walther, “Continuous generation of single photons with controlled wavefrom in an ion-trap cavity system,” Nature 431, 1075–1078 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Lange, W.

M. Keller, B. Lange, K. Hayasaka, W. Lange, and H. Walther, “Continuous generation of single photons with controlled wavefrom in an ion-trap cavity system,” Nature 431, 1075–1078 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Langfahl-Klabes, G.

J. Bochmann, M. Mücke, G. Langfahl-Klabes, C. Erbel, B. Weber, H. P. Specht, D. L. Moehring, and G. Rempe, “Fast excitation and photon emission of a single-atom-cavity system,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 223601 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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B. Darquié, M. P. A. Jones, J. Dingjan, J. Beugnon, S. Bergamini, Y. Sortais, G. Messin, A. Browaeys, and P. Grangier, “Controlled single-photon emission from a single trapped two-level atom,” Science 309, 454–456 (2005).
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E. Knill, R. Laflamme, and G. J. Milburn, “A scheme for efficient quantum computation with linear optics,” Nature 409, 46–52 (2001).
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J. McKeever, A. Boca, A. D. Boozer, R. Miller, J. R. Buck, A. Kuzmich, and H. J. Kimble, “Deterministic generation of single photons from one atom trapped in a cavity,” Science 303, 1992–1994 (2004).
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B. Weber, H. P. Specht, T. Müller, J. Bochmann, M. Mücke, D. L. Moehring, and G. Rempe, “Photon-photon entanglement with a single trapped atom,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 030501 (2009).
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C. Monroe, “Quantum information processing with atoms and photons,” Nature 416, 238–246 (2002).
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B. Weber, H. P. Specht, T. Müller, J. Bochmann, M. Mücke, D. L. Moehring, and G. Rempe, “Photon-photon entanglement with a single trapped atom,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 030501 (2009).
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Müller, T.

B. Weber, H. P. Specht, T. Müller, J. Bochmann, M. Mücke, D. L. Moehring, and G. Rempe, “Photon-photon entanglement with a single trapped atom,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 030501 (2009).
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Murr, K.

A. Kubanek, A. Ourjoumtsev, I. Schuster, M. Koch, P. W. H. Pinkse, K. Murr, and G. Rempe, “Two-photon gateway in one-atom cavity quantum electrodynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 203602 (2008).
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Orrit, M.

C. Brunel, B. Lounis, P. Tamarat, and M. Orrit, “Triggered source of single photons based on controlled single molecule fluorescence,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2722–2725 (1999).
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A. Kubanek, A. Ourjoumtsev, I. Schuster, M. Koch, P. W. H. Pinkse, K. Murr, and G. Rempe, “Two-photon gateway in one-atom cavity quantum electrodynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 203602 (2008).
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Petroff, P. M.

P. Michler, A. Kiraz, C. Becher, W. V. Schoenfeld, P. M. Petroff, L. Zhang, E. Hu, and A. Imamoglu, “A quantum dot single-photon turnstile device,” Science 290, 2282–2285 (2000).
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Pinkse, P. W. H.

A. Kubanek, A. Ourjoumtsev, I. Schuster, M. Koch, P. W. H. Pinkse, K. Murr, and G. Rempe, “Two-photon gateway in one-atom cavity quantum electrodynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 203602 (2008).
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P. W. H. Pinkse, T. Fischer, P. Maunz, and G. Rempe, “Trapping an atom with single photons,” Nature 404, 365–368 (2000).
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Raymer, M. G.

Rempe, G.

B. Weber, H. P. Specht, T. Müller, J. Bochmann, M. Mücke, D. L. Moehring, and G. Rempe, “Photon-photon entanglement with a single trapped atom,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 030501 (2009).
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A. Kubanek, A. Ourjoumtsev, I. Schuster, M. Koch, P. W. H. Pinkse, K. Murr, and G. Rempe, “Two-photon gateway in one-atom cavity quantum electrodynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 203602 (2008).
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J. Bochmann, M. Mücke, G. Langfahl-Klabes, C. Erbel, B. Weber, H. P. Specht, D. L. Moehring, and G. Rempe, “Fast excitation and photon emission of a single-atom-cavity system,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 223601 (2008).
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T. Legero, T. Wilk, M. Hennrich, G. Rempe, and A. Kuhn, “Quantum beat of two single photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 070503 (2004).
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A. Kuhn, M. Hennrich, and G. Rempe, “Deterministic single-photon source for distributed quantum networking,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 067901 (2002).
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P. W. H. Pinkse, T. Fischer, P. Maunz, and G. Rempe, “Trapping an atom with single photons,” Nature 404, 365–368 (2000).
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N. Gisin, G. Ribordy, W. Tittel, and H. Zbinden, “Quantum cryptography,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 145–195 (2002).
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F. Dubin, C. Russo, H. G. Barros, A. Stute, C. Becher, P. O. Schmidt, and R. Blatt, “Quantum to classical transition in a single-ion laser,” Nature Phys. 6, 350–353 (2010).
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Schmidt, P. O.

F. Dubin, C. Russo, H. G. Barros, A. Stute, C. Becher, P. O. Schmidt, and R. Blatt, “Quantum to classical transition in a single-ion laser,” Nature Phys. 6, 350–353 (2010).
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Schoenfeld, W. V.

P. Michler, A. Kiraz, C. Becher, W. V. Schoenfeld, P. M. Petroff, L. Zhang, E. Hu, and A. Imamoglu, “A quantum dot single-photon turnstile device,” Science 290, 2282–2285 (2000).
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Schuster, I.

A. Kubanek, A. Ourjoumtsev, I. Schuster, M. Koch, P. W. H. Pinkse, K. Murr, and G. Rempe, “Two-photon gateway in one-atom cavity quantum electrodynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 203602 (2008).
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Sortais, Y.

B. Darquié, M. P. A. Jones, J. Dingjan, J. Beugnon, S. Bergamini, Y. Sortais, G. Messin, A. Browaeys, and P. Grangier, “Controlled single-photon emission from a single trapped two-level atom,” Science 309, 454–456 (2005).
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B. Weber, H. P. Specht, T. Müller, J. Bochmann, M. Mücke, D. L. Moehring, and G. Rempe, “Photon-photon entanglement with a single trapped atom,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 030501 (2009).
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J. Bochmann, M. Mücke, G. Langfahl-Klabes, C. Erbel, B. Weber, H. P. Specht, D. L. Moehring, and G. Rempe, “Fast excitation and photon emission of a single-atom-cavity system,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 223601 (2008).
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F. Dubin, C. Russo, H. G. Barros, A. Stute, C. Becher, P. O. Schmidt, and R. Blatt, “Quantum to classical transition in a single-ion laser,” Nature Phys. 6, 350–353 (2010).
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Tamarat, P.

C. Brunel, B. Lounis, P. Tamarat, and M. Orrit, “Triggered source of single photons based on controlled single molecule fluorescence,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2722–2725 (1999).
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N. Gisin, G. Ribordy, W. Tittel, and H. Zbinden, “Quantum cryptography,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 145–195 (2002).
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B. Weber, H. P. Specht, T. Müller, J. Bochmann, M. Mücke, D. L. Moehring, and G. Rempe, “Photon-photon entanglement with a single trapped atom,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 030501 (2009).
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J. Bochmann, M. Mücke, G. Langfahl-Klabes, C. Erbel, B. Weber, H. P. Specht, D. L. Moehring, and G. Rempe, “Fast excitation and photon emission of a single-atom-cavity system,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 223601 (2008).
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Wilk, T.

T. Legero, T. Wilk, M. Hennrich, G. Rempe, and A. Kuhn, “Quantum beat of two single photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 070503 (2004).
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J. Ye, D. W. Vernooy, and H. J. Kimble, “Trapping of single atoms in cavity QED,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4987–4990 (1999).
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N. Gisin, G. Ribordy, W. Tittel, and H. Zbinden, “Quantum cryptography,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 145–195 (2002).
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P. Michler, A. Kiraz, C. Becher, W. V. Schoenfeld, P. M. Petroff, L. Zhang, E. Hu, and A. Imamoglu, “A quantum dot single-photon turnstile device,” Science 290, 2282–2285 (2000).
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C. Monroe, “Quantum information processing with atoms and photons,” Nature 416, 238–246 (2002).
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M. Keller, B. Lange, K. Hayasaka, W. Lange, and H. Walther, “Continuous generation of single photons with controlled wavefrom in an ion-trap cavity system,” Nature 431, 1075–1078 (2004).
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C. Brunel, B. Lounis, P. Tamarat, and M. Orrit, “Triggered source of single photons based on controlled single molecule fluorescence,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2722–2725 (1999).
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J. Bochmann, M. Mücke, G. Langfahl-Klabes, C. Erbel, B. Weber, H. P. Specht, D. L. Moehring, and G. Rempe, “Fast excitation and photon emission of a single-atom-cavity system,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 223601 (2008).
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Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

N. Gisin, G. Ribordy, W. Tittel, and H. Zbinden, “Quantum cryptography,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 145–195 (2002).
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P. Michler, A. Kiraz, C. Becher, W. V. Schoenfeld, P. M. Petroff, L. Zhang, E. Hu, and A. Imamoglu, “A quantum dot single-photon turnstile device,” Science 290, 2282–2285 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. McKeever, A. Boca, A. D. Boozer, R. Miller, J. R. Buck, A. Kuzmich, and H. J. Kimble, “Deterministic generation of single photons from one atom trapped in a cavity,” Science 303, 1992–1994 (2004).
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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic diagram of the experimental setup. Only major parts are drawn. (b) Time trace of a typical cavity transmission upon single-atom transit events with a trigger level of 0.35 illustrated. (c) Timing sequence of the experiment. It takes 450 ms for one cycle of experiment. During a period of 25 μs single photons are generated at a repetition rate of 9.8 MHz.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Measured arrival-time distribution (filled circles) with respect to the pump pulse (shaded area). The pump profile is scaled down for better comparison with the arrival-time distribution and its QTS fit (solid curve). Spontaneous emission decay (dashed curve) is also shown for comparison. (b) Single-photon-generation efficiency Ps as a function of the square root of the pump pulse energy.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Two-photon coincidence rates (open circles) as a function of delay time τ. Solid curve represents a fit based on a two-level theory formulated in Ref. [21]. Dashed curve is a fit for a two-photon emission peak.

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P s = P e P c = P e κ κ + γ G 1 + G ,

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