Entangled Light from White Noise

M. B. Plenio, S. F. Huelga
2002 Physical Review Letters  
An atom that couples to two distinct leaky optical cavities is driven by an external optical white noise field. We describe how entanglement between the light fields sustained by two optical cavities arises in such a situation. The entanglement is maximized for intermediate values of the cavity damping rates and the intensity of the white noise field, vanishing both for small and for large values of these parameters and thus exhibiting a stochastic-resonance-like behaviour. This example
more » ... tes the possibility of generating entanglement by exclusively incoherent means and sheds new light on the constructive role noise may play in certain tasks of interest for quantum information processing.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.88.197901 pmid:12005665 fatcat:j47lvvfi7zgana6zhf36nydidi