18 October 2004 Electromagnetically induced transparency in microcavities
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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.
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Marin Soljacic, Elefterios Lidorikis, John D. Joannopoulos, Lene Vestergaard Hau, "Electromagnetically induced transparency in microcavities", Proc. SPIE 5554, Photonics for Space Environments IX, (18 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.562304; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.562304

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