We study quantum optics with Rb vapour in the hyperfine Paschen-Back regime. We use a diamond scheme to utilise the power of quantum entanglement, this allows us to create heralded single-photon pairs.

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Papers of interest

  1. Laser spectroscopy of hot atomic vapours: from ’scope to theoretical fit D Pizzey, JD Briscoe, FD Logue, FS Ponciano-Ojeda, SA Wrathmall, I G Hughes New Journal of Physics 24 (12), 125001 https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/ac9cfe
  2. Electromagnetically induced transparency in a V-system with 87Rb vapour in the hyperfine Paschen-Back regime CR Higgins, IG Hughes Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 54 (16), 165403 https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6455/ac20be
  3. Atomic line versus lens cavity filters: a comparison of their merits CR Higgins, D Pizzey, RS Mathew, IG Hughes OSA Continuum 3 (4), 961-970 https://doi.org/10.1364/OSAC.390604
  4. Single-photon interference due to motion in an atomic collective excitation DJ Whiting, N Šibalić, J Keaveney, CS Adams, IG Hughes Physical review letters 118 (25), 253601 https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.253601

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Team members

Prof. Ifan Hughes
Dr. Dani Pizzey