Generation of Single-photon Fock States Using Stimulated
Raman Scattering by Adiabatic Passage and Generalization to
The process known as Stimulated Raman scattering by adiabatic passage
(STIRAP can occur when two light pulses in a specific order interact
with a three-level atom to generate a photon. An ingenious
experimental setup developed by Rempe /et al./ replaces one of the
light fields by a strong cavity field formed by two highly reflective
mirrors. The photon is forced to leave the cavity through one specific
mirror by reducing the reflectivity of this mirror. In theory, such a
setup can be used to generate single-photon Fock states on demand.
This paper develops the basic theory and the technical requirements
for generating single-photon Fock States using the STIRAP process.
This paper also discusses different research directions that I could
undertake and some experiments that will explore further the STIRAP
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