%0 Journal Article
%J Physical Review Letters
%D 2011
%T Photon-Photon Interactions via Rydberg Blockade
%A Alexey V. Gorshkov
%A Johannes Otterbach
%A Michael Fleischhauer
%A Thomas Pohl
%A Mikhail D. Lukin
%X We develop the theory of light propagation under the conditions of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) in systems involving strongly interacting Rydberg states. Taking into account the quantum nature and the spatial propagation of light, we analyze interactions involving few-photon pulses. We demonstrate that this system can be used for the generation of nonclassical states of light including trains of single photons with an avoided volume between them, for implementing photon-photon quantum gates, as well as for studying many-body phenomena with strongly correlated photons.
%B Physical Review Letters
%V 107
%8 2011/9/22
%G eng
%U http://arxiv.org/abs/1103.3700v1
%N 13
%! Phys. Rev. Lett.
%R 10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.133602