Scattering of coherent pulses on a two-level system-single-photon generation
Journal article, 2014

In this paper, we consider a two-level system (TLS) coupled to a one-dimensional continuum of bosonic modes in a transmission line (TL). Using the master equation approach, a method for determining the photon number distribution of the scattered field is outlined. Specifically, results for the reflected field when driving the TLS with a coherent pulse are given. While the one-photon probability is enhanced compared to the incident coherent field, the system is still not a good deterministic single-photon source. Extending the system to contain two separate TLs, however, output fields with one-photon probabilities close to unity can be reached.


Joel Lindkvist

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Applied Quantum Physics

Göran Johansson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Applied Quantum Physics

New Journal of Physics

1367-2630 (ISSN)

Vol. 16 055018

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Physical Sciences



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