Symmetry-protected single-photon subradiance Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 American Physical Society. We study the protection of subradiant states by the symmetry of the atomic distributions in the Dicke limit, in which collective Lamb shifts cannot be neglected. We find that antisymmetric states are subradiant states for distributions with reflection symmetry. Continuous symmetry can also be used to achieve subradiance. This study is relevant to the problem of robust quantum memory with long storage time and fast readout.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 1.1

author list (cited authors)

  • Cai, H., Wang, D., Svidzinsky, A. A., Zhu, S., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Cai, Han||Wang, Da-Wei||Svidzinsky, Anatoly A||Zhu, Shi-Yao||Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • May 2016