Tuesday, May 21, 2013

1305.4239 (K. P. Heeg et al.)

X-ray quantum optics with Mössbauer nuclei embedded in thin film

K. P. Heeg, J. Evers
A promising platform for the emerging field of x-ray quantum optics are M\"ossbauer nuclei embedded in thin film cavities probed by near-resonant x-ray light, as used in a number of recent experiments. Here, we develop a quantum optical framework for the description of experimentally relevant settings involving nuclei embedded in x-ray waveguides. We apply our formalism to two settings of current experimental interest based on the archetype M\"ossbauer isotope 57Fe. For present experimental conditions, we derive compact analytical expressions and show that the alignment of medium magnetization as well as incident and detection polarization enable the engineering advanced quantum optical level schemes. The model encompasses non-linear and quantum effects which could become accessible in future experiments.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1305.4239

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