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Birefringent cavities: Effects and applications of a new paradigm in CQED

2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019 (2019)

TD Barrett, TH Doherty, B Yuen, A Kuhn

© 2019 IEEE. The enhanced interaction of quantum states of light and matter within an optical resonator is a powerful tool for both addressing fundamental questions of nature and pursuing quantum technologies. Here, we discuss the impact of cavity birefringence - a lifting of the degeneracy of polarisation modes within the resonator - on both of these challenges. A novel model for such systems is experimentally verified by the cavity emission of single photons with time-dependent polarisation states that evolve along their wavepacket [1]. This model is then used to demonstrate how a tailored birefringence allows for enhanced photon emission beyond previous limitations [2].

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