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Electromagnetically induced transparency in microcavities
Author(s): Marin Soljacic; Elefterios Lidorikis; John D. Joannopoulos; Lene Vestergaard Hau
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Paper Abstract

Using detailed numerical simulations, and analytical theory, we study properties of micro-cavities which incorporate materials that exhibit Electro-magnetically Induced Transparency (EIT) or Ultra Slow Light (USL). We find that such systems, while being miniature in size (order wavelength), and integrable, can have some outstanding properties. In particular, they could have lifetimes orders of magnitude longer than other existing systems, and could exhibit non-linear all-optical switching at single photon power levels. Potential applications include miniature atomic clocks, and all-optical quantum information processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2004
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5554, Photonics for Space Environments IX, (18 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.562304
Show Author Affiliations
Marin Soljacic, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Elefterios Lidorikis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
John D. Joannopoulos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Lene Vestergaard Hau, Harvard Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5554:
Photonics for Space Environments IX
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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