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Concept of quantum timing jitter and non-Markovian limits in single-photon detection

Concept of quantum timing jitter and non-Markovian limits in single-photon detection
Zubin Jacob, Hong X. Tang, Li-Ping Yang
Single atoms form a model system for understanding the limits of single-photon detection. Here, we develop a non-Markovian theory of single-photon absorption by a two-level atom to place limits on the absorption (transduction) time. We show the existence of a finite rise time in the probability of e...

Publisher URL: http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevA.97.013833

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.97.013833

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