Electromagnetically induced transparency on a single artificial atom

A. A. Abdumalikov, O. Astafiev, A. M. Zagoskin, Yu A. Pashkin, Y. Nakamura, J. S. Tsai

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Abstract

We present experimental observation of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) on a single macroscopic artificial "atom" (superconducting quantum system) coupled to open 1D space of a transmission line. Unlike in an optical media with many atoms, the single-atom EIT in 1D space is revealed in suppression of reflection of electromagnetic waves, rather than absorption. The observed almost 100% modulation of the reflection and transmission of propagating microwaves demonstrates full controllability of individual artificial atoms and a possibility to manipulate the atomic states. The system can be used as a switchable mirror of microwaves and opens a good perspective for its applications in photonic quantum information processing and other fields.

Original languageEnglish
Article number193601
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume104
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2010
Externally publishedYes

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