Analysis of the interaction between a photon and an ensemble of some 3,000 atoms trapped between two mirrors has revealed a form of multi-atom quantum entanglement that has no counterpart in classical mechanics. See Letter p.439
This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution
Subscribe to this journal
Receive 51 print issues and online access
$199.00 per year
only $3.90 per issue
Rent or buy this article
Get just this article for as long as you need it
Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout
McConnell, R., Zhang, H., Hu, J., Ćuk, S. & Vuletić, V. Nature 519, 439–442 (2015).
Christensen, S. L. et al. Phys. Rev. A 89, 033801 (2014).
Appel, J. et al. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 106, 10960–10965 (2009).
Bohnet, J. G. et al. Nature Photon. 8, 731–736 (2014).
Haas, F., Volz, J., Gehr, R., Reichel, J. & Estève, J. Science 344, 180–183 (2014).
Lücke, B. et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 155304 (2014).
Sørensen, A. S. & Mølmer, K. Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 4431 (2001).
McConnell, R. et al. Phys. Rev. A 88, 063802 (2013).
Rights and permissions
About this article
Cite this article
Thompson, J. Atomic doughnuts from single photons. Nature 519, 420–421 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/519420b