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Type: Journal article
Title: Reconfigurable quantum metamaterials
Author: Quach, J.
Su, C.
Martin, A.
Greentree, A.
Hollenberg, L.
Citation: Optics Express, 2011; 19(12):11018-11033
Publisher: Optical Society of America (OSA)
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 1094-4087
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James Q. Quach, Chun-Hsu Su, Andrew M. Martin, Andrew D. Greentree, and Lloyd C. L. Hollenberg
Abstract: By coupling controllable quantum systems into larger structures we introduce the concept of a quantum metamaterial. Conventional metamaterials represent one of the most important frontiers in optical design, with applications in diverse fields ranging from medicine to aerospace. Up until now however, metamaterials have themselves been classical structures and interact only with the classical properties of light. Here we describe a class of dynamic metamaterials, based on the quantum properties of coupled atom-cavity arrays, which are intrinsically lossless, reconfigurable, and operate fundamentally at the quantum level. We show how this new class of metamaterial could be used to create a reconfigurable quantum superlens possessing a negative index gradient for single photon imaging. With the inherent features of quantum superposition and entanglement of metamaterial properties, this new class of dynamic quantum metamaterial, opens a new vista for quantum science and technology.
Description: Published 23 May 2011
Rights: © 2011 Optical Society of America. Open Access Publishing Agreement.
RMID: 0030098832
DOI: 10.1364/OE.19.011018
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