Collective radiation effects are established by the multiple scattering of photons (equivalently, dipole-dipole interactions) between different quantm emitters, and in general constitute an outstanding quantum many-body problem.
We consider arrays of atoms/emitters and study the interplay between spatial order and collective radiation effects. In particular, recent results suggest that mesoscopic atomic arrays, as can be realized by laser-trapped atoms, exhibit extremely strong and directional coupling to light (characterized by e.g. nearly-perfect reflection), thus holding a great promise as novel platforms for quantum optical science and technology.
- Cooperative resonances in light scattering from two-dimensional atomic arrays
E. Shahmoon, D. S. Wild, M. D. Lukin, and S. F. Yelin
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 113601 (2017)
- Quantum optomechanics of a two-dimensional atomic array
E. Shahmoon, M. D. Lukin, and S. F. Yelin
Phys. Rev. A 101, 063833 (2020)
- Quantum metasurfaces with atom arrays
R. Bekenstein, I. Pikovski, H. Pichler, E. Shahmoon, S. F Yelin, and M. D Lukin
Nature Physics 16, 676 (2020)