Modeling the atomtronic analog of an optical polarizing beam splitter, a half-wave plate, and a quarter-wave plate for phonons of the motional state of two trapped atoms
AbstractIn this paper we propose a scheme to model the phonon analog of optical elements, including a polarizing beam splitter, a half-wave plate, and a quarter-wave plate, as well as an implementation of cnot and Pauli gates, by using two atoms confined in a two-dimensional plane. The internal states of the atoms are taken to be Rydberg circular states. Using this model we can manipulate the motional state of the atom, with possible applications in optomechanical integrated circuits for quantum information processing and quantum simulation. Towards this aim, we consider two trapped atoms and let only one of them interact simultaneously with two circularly polarized Laguerre-Gaussian beams.