Date of Graduation

8-2018

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (PhD)

Degree Level

Graduate

Department

Physics

Advisor

Julio Gea-Banacloche

Committee Member

Reeta Vyas

Second Committee Member

Surendra Singh

Keywords

Light-Matter Interactions, Photon Scattering, Quantum Information, Quantum Optics, Waveguides

Abstract

Recent experimental progress has realized strong, efficient coupling of effective two level systems to waveguides. We study the scattering of multimode photons from such emitters coupled losslessly to the confined geometry of a one dimensional waveguide. We develop novel techniques for describing the scattered state of both single and multi-photon wavepackets and explore how such wavepackets interact with arrays of emitters coupled to a one dimensional waveguide. Finally, we apply these techniques and analyze the capability of two particular systems to act as a quantum conditional logic gate.

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