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Quantum Zeno and anti-Zeno effects in an asymmetric nonlinear optical coupler
Author(s): Kishore Thapliyal; Anirban Pathak
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Paper Abstract

Quantum Zeno and anti-Zeno effects in an asymmetric nonlinear optical coupler are studied. The asymmetric nonlinear optical coupler is composed of a linear waveguide (χ (1)) and a nonlinear waveguide (χ(2)) interacting with each other through the evanescent waves. The nonlinear waveguide has quadratic nonlinearity and it operates under second harmonic generation. A completely quantum mechanical description is used to describe the system. The closed form analytic solutions of Heisenberg's equations of motion for the different field modes are obtained using Sen-Mandal perturbative approach. In the coupler, the linear waveguide acts as a probe on the system (nonlinear waveguide). The effect of the presence of the probe (linear waveguide) on the photon statistics of the second harmonic mode of the system is considered as quantum Zeno and anti-Zeno effects. Further, it is also shown that in the stimulated case, it is easy to switch between quantum Zeno and anti-Zeno effects just by controlling the phase of the second harmonic mode of the asymmetric coupler.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9654, International Conference on Optics and Photonics 2015, 96541F (15 June 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2182653
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Kishore Thapliyal, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (India)
Anirban Pathak, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9654:
International Conference on Optics and Photonics 2015
Kallol Bhattacharya, Editor(s)

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