Quantum interference and complex photon statistics in waveguide QED

Journal Article (Academic article)

We obtain photon statistics by using a quantum jump approach tailored to a system in which one or two qubits are coupled to a one-dimensional waveguide. Photons confined in the waveguide have strong interference effects, which are shown to play a vital role in quantum jumps and photon statistics. For a single qubit, for instance, the bunching of transmitted photons is heralded by a jump that increases the qubit population. We show that the distribution and correlations of waiting times offer a clearer and more precise characterization of photon bunching and antibunching. Further, the waiting times can be used to characterize complex correlations of photons which are hidden in g(2)(τ), such as a mixture of bunching and antibunching.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhang, XHH; Baranger, HU

Published Date

  • February 7, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 97 /


  • 023813

Start / End Page

  • 023813 - 023813

Published By


  • 9

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1050-2947

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevA.97.023813