Date of Graduation
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (PhD)
Second Committee Member
Light-Matter Interactions, Photon Scattering, Quantum Information, Quantum Optics, Waveguides
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.
Konyk, William, "Scattering of Few Photon Fields by Two Level Systems in a One Dimensional Geometry" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 2836.