Date of Graduation

8-2019

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (PhD)

Degree Level

Graduate

Department

Physics

Advisor

Julio Gea-Banacloche

Committee Member

Surendra Singh

Second Committee Member

Reeta Vyas

Third Committee Member

Pradeep Kumar

Fourth Committee Member

Mark Arnold

Keywords

Quantum Optics, Single Photon Switch

Abstract

I consider the effectiveness of a single control photon to route a target photon using two processes: the first one uses the transient excitation of a two-level system and the second one which uses the permanent population transfer in a three-level Λ-system to route the target photon. In the absence of a single control photon and when the system has additional decay channels, I find ways to optimize the success probability of routing with an increasing number of photons in the control field.

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