Trapped atoms in cavity QED: Coupling quantized light and matter

R. Miller, T. E. Northup, K. M. Birnbaum, A. Boca, A. D. Boozer, H. J. Kimble

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On the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of Albert Einstein's annus mirabilis, we reflect on the development and current state of research in cavity quantum electrodynamics in the optical domain. Cavity QED is a field which undeniably traces its origins to Einstein's seminal work on the statistical theory of light and the nature of its quantized interaction with matter. In this paper, we emphasize the development of techniques for the confinement of atoms strongly coupled to high-finesse resonators and the experiments which these techniques enable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S551-S565
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 14 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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