Master Thesis Defense by Karsten Dideriksen

Development of a Single-Photon Source with Room-Temperature Atomic Ensembles

In my thesis I claim that we have realized a system which generates non-classical states of light in two modes with tunable time delay. This is achieved through non-classical light-matter correlation  which we generate following the DLCZ protocol. By utilizing motional averaging of the light interaction with a warm atomic vapour, we achieve an unprecedented lifetime for room-temperature quantum memories. Unfortunately, our system is prone to noise which compromises the single-photon state generation, as I will explain during the defence.