Experimental triple-slit interference in a strongly driven V-type artificial atom

Adetunmise Dada, Ted Santana, Antonios Koutroumanis, Yong Ma, Suk-In Park, Jindong Song, Brian Gerardot

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Abstract

Rabi oscillations of a two-level atom appear as a quantum interference effect between the amplitudes associated with atomic superpositions, in analogy with the classic double-slit experiment which manifests a sinusoidal interference pattern. By extension, through direct detection of time-resolved resonance fluorescence from a quantum-dot neutral exciton driven in the Rabi regime, we experimentally demonstrate triple-slit-type quantum interference via quantum erasure in a V-type three-level artificial atom. This result is of fundamental interest in the experimental studies of the properties of V-type three-level systems and may pave the way for further insight into their coherence properties as well as applications for quantum information schemes. It also suggests quantum dots as candidates for multipath-interference experiments for probing foundational concepts in quantum physics.
Original languageEnglish
Article number081404
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume96
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2017

Structured keywords

  • Bristol Quantum Information Institute
  • QETLabs

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