Volume 122, Number 2, April 2018
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics|
|Published online||12 June 2018|
All-optical photon switching, router and amplifier using a passive-active optomechanical system
Center for Quantum Sciences and School of Physics, Northeast Normal University - Changchun 130117, PRC
Received: 25 March 2018
Accepted: 22 May 2018
We propose a feasible and flexible scheme to realize all-optical photon switching, router and amplifier by using a passive-active optomechanical system consisting of a passive cavity, an active cavity and a common movable membrane oscillator. Due to the cooperation between the gain effect of the active cavity and the interference effect between the probe fields, some novel phenomena arise, such as the frequency-independent perfect reflection first proposed in this paper, controllable photon routing, tunable fast and slow lights and so on. Based on the results, a photon switching of absorption-amplification and fast-slow-light transitions, and a photon router with controllable direction and intensity can be realized by adjusting relevant parameters such as the strengths of control fields and the relative phase between probe fields. Such a scheme may provide a promising platform for controllable photon transport and photonic device fabrication.
PACS: 42.50.Pq – Cavity quantum electrodynamics; micromasers / 42.79.-e – Optical elements, devices, and systems / 42.50.-p – Quantum optics
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