Volume 117, Number 5, March 2017
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Published online||09 May 2017|
Unveiling the relationship between optical bistability and vacuum Rabi splitting
1 Key Laboratory for Physical Electronics and Devices of the Ministry of Education & Shaanxi Key Lab of Information Photonic Technique, Xi'an Jiaotong University - Xi'an 710049, China
2 Department of Applied Physics, School of Science, Xi'an Jiaotong University - Xi'an 710049, China
Received: 11 February 2017
Accepted: 13 April 2017
The relationship between optical bistability (OB) and vacuum Rabi splitting is experimentally demonstrated in an atomic ensemble confined in a three-mirror optical cavity. The vacuum-induced splitting and bright states can effectively affect the bistable behaviour by manipulating multiple parameters such as atomic density and detuning. Also, we observed another kind of “∞”-shape OB by scanning the probe/cavity detuning. The study can make a contribution to better understand the OB and other dynamical behaviours in a composite atom-cavity system.
PACS: 32.80.Qk – Coherent control of atomic interactions with photons / 42.65.-k – Nonlinear optics / 42.65.Pc – Optical bistability, multistability, and switching, including local field effects
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