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Unconventional photon blockade in three-mode optomechanics

Mon, 2018-07-16 12:00

Author(s): Bijita Sarma and Amarendra K. Sarma

We analyze the photon correlations in an optomechanical system containing two nonlinear optical modes and one mechanical mode which are coupled via a three-mode mixing. Under a weak driving condition, we determine the optimal conditions for photon antibunching in the weak-Kerr-nonlinear regime and f...


[Phys. Rev. A 98, 013826] Published Mon Jul 16, 2018

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Ring Dirac solitons in nonlinear topological systems

Mon, 2018-07-16 12:00

Author(s): Alexander N. Poddubny and Daria A. Smirnova

We study solitons of the two-dimensional nonlinear Dirac equation with asymmetric cubic nonlinearity. We show that with the nonlinearity parameters specifically tuned, a high degree of localization of both spinor components is enabled on a ring of certain radius. Such ring Dirac soliton can be viewe...


[Phys. Rev. A 98, 013827] Published Mon Jul 16, 2018

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Optimal mode configuration for multiple phase-matched four-wave-mixing processes

Mon, 2018-07-16 12:00

Author(s): Erin M. Knutson, Jon D. Swaim, Sara Wyllie, and Ryan T. Glasser

We demonstrate an unseeded multimode four-wave-mixing process in hot Rb85 vapor using two pump beams of the same frequency that cross at a small angle. This results in the simultaneous fulfillment of multiple phase-matching conditions that reinforce one another to produce four intensity-stabilized b...


[Phys. Rev. A 98, 013828] Published Mon Jul 16, 2018

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Phonon localization in an ion chain under irradiation with a Bessel laser beam

Mon, 2018-07-16 12:00

Author(s): Jun Wen, Jian-Qi Zhang, Lei-Lei Yan, Liang Chen, Xiao-Ming Cai, and Mang Feng

Trapped ions offer an excellent platform to investigate fascinating phenomena in quantum physics. Here we propose an experimental scheme to achieve Anderson localization of phonons using an ion chain under irradiation of a laser Bessel beam. The quasiperiodicity comes from the characteristic of the ...


[Phys. Rev. A 98, 013829] Published Mon Jul 16, 2018

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Excitation and propagation of surface polaritonic rogue waves and breathers

Fri, 2018-07-13 12:00

Author(s): Saeid Asgarnezhad-Zorgabad, Rasoul Sadighi-Bonabi, and Barry C. Sanders

Excitation and propagation of the surface polaritonic rogue waves and breathers are investigated by proposing a coupler free optical waveguide that consists of a transparent layer, middle negative index metamaterial layer, and bottom layer of the cold four level atomic medium. In this planar optical...


[Phys. Rev. A 98, 013825] Published Fri Jul 13, 2018

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Cross-correlation between photons and phonons in quadratically coupled optomechanical systems

Thu, 2018-07-12 12:00

Author(s): Xun-Wei Xu, Hai-Quan Shi, Ai-Xi Chen, and Yu-xi Liu

We study photon, phonon statistics, and the cross-correlation between photons and phonons in a quadratically coupled optomechanical system. Photon blockade, phonon blockade, and strong anticorrelation between photons and phonons can be observed in the same parameter regime with the effective nonline...


[Phys. Rev. A 98, 013821] Published Thu Jul 12, 2018

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Invisibility on demand based on a generalized Hilbert transform

Thu, 2018-07-12 12:00

Author(s): Zeki Hayran, Ramon Herrero, Muriel Botey, Hamza Kurt, and Kestutis Staliunas

We propose a feasible invisibility approach to suppress the scattering of waves from or to given directions and for particular frequencies, i.e., invisibility on demand. We derive a generalized Hilbert transform for a specific invisibility arrangement relating the two quadratures of the complex perm...


[Phys. Rev. A 98, 013822] Published Thu Jul 12, 2018

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Spontaneous emission of an optically active molecule near a chiral nanoellipsoid

Thu, 2018-07-12 12:00

Author(s): Dmitry V. Guzatov and Vasily V. Klimov

We have derived and investigated analytical expressions for the spontaneous emission radiative decay rate of an optically active (chiral) molecule placed near a chiral (bi-isotropic) triaxial nanoellipsoid, the size of which is much smaller than the wavelength. Differences in radiative decay rates o...


[Phys. Rev. A 98, 013823] Published Thu Jul 12, 2018

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Generation of photonic Cooper pairs in nanoscale optomechanical waveguides

Thu, 2018-07-12 12:00

Author(s): Yi Zhang, Lei Zhang, and Yong-Yuan Zhu

In this paper we theoretically show that counterpart photonic Cooper pairs can be achieved in nanoscale waveguides with radiation pressure effect. We demonstrate that due to Brillouin scattering a Stokes photon and an anti-Stokes one can exchange virtual phonons, leading to an effective photon-photo...


[Phys. Rev. A 98, 013824] Published Thu Jul 12, 2018

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Dyakonov waves in biaxial anisotropic crystals

Wed, 2018-07-11 12:00

Author(s): Evgenii E. Narimanov

We present the general analytical theory for Dyakonov surface waves at the interface of a biaxial anisotropic dielectric with an isotropic medium. We demonstrate that these surface waves can be divided into two distinct classes, with qualitatively different spatial behavior. We obtain explicit expre...


[Phys. Rev. A 98, 013818] Published Wed Jul 11, 2018

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Time-dependent spectra of a three-level atom in the presence of electron shelving

Wed, 2018-07-11 12:00

Author(s): R. Román-Ancheyta, O. de los Santos-Sánchez, L. Horvath, and H. M. Castro-Beltrán

We investigate time-dependent spectra of the intermittent resonance fluorescence of a single, laser-driven, three-level atom due to electron shelving. After a quasistationary state of the strong transition, a slow decay due to shelving leads to the steady state of the three-level system. The long-te...


[Phys. Rev. A 98, 013820] Published Wed Jul 11, 2018

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Generation of frequency sidebands on single photons with indistinguishability from quantum dots

Tue, 2018-07-10 12:00

Author(s): Uttam Paudel, Alexander P. Burgers, Duncan G. Steel, Michael K. Yakes, Allan S. Bracker, and Daniel Gammon

Generation and manipulation of the quantum state of a single photon is at the heart of many quantum information protocols. There has been growing interest in using phase modulators as quantum optics devices that preserve coherence. In this Rapid Communication, we have used an electro-optic phase mod...


[Phys. Rev. A 98, 011802(R)] Published Tue Jul 10, 2018

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Coincidence landscapes for polarized bosons

Tue, 2018-07-10 12:00

Author(s): Jizhou Wu, Hubert de Guise, and Barry C. Sanders

Passive optical interferometry with single photons injected into some input ports and vacuum into others is enriched by admitting polarization, thereby replacing the scalar electromagnetic description by a vector theory, with the recent triad phase being a celebrated example of this richness. On the...


[Phys. Rev. A 98, 013817] Published Tue Jul 10, 2018

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Mechanism of stochastic switching in single-atom absorptive bistability

Mon, 2018-07-09 12:00

Author(s): Jie Wu and Hideo Mabuchi

We analyze a single-atom cavity QED model to isolate the dynamic mechanism of stochastic switching between regions of state space associated with mean-field attractors of absorptive bistability. We present evidence from simulations that such switching is correlated with variations in the timings of ...


[Phys. Rev. A 98, 013812] Published Mon Jul 09, 2018

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Tunable bandwidth and nonlinearities in an atom-photon interface with subradiant states

Mon, 2018-07-09 12:00

Author(s): Ilan Shlesinger, Pascale Senellart, Loïc Lanco, and Jean-Jacques Greffet

Optical nonlinearities at the single-photon level are key features to build efficient photon-photon gates and to implement quantum networks. Such optical nonlinearities can be obtained using an ideal two-level system such as a single atom coupled to an optical cavity. While efficient, such atom-phot...


[Phys. Rev. A 98, 013813] Published Mon Jul 09, 2018

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Linear Rayleigh and Raman scattering to the second order: Analytical results for light scattering by any scatterer of size ${k}_{0}d≲1/10$

Mon, 2018-07-09 12:00

Author(s): Robert P. Cameron and Neel Mackinnon

We extend the usual multipolar theory of linear Rayleigh and Raman scattering to include the second-order correction. These terms promise a wealth of information about the shape of a scatterer and yet are insensitive to the scatterer's chirality. Our extended theory might prove especially useful for...


[Phys. Rev. A 98, 013814] Published Mon Jul 09, 2018

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Bloch-Messiah decomposition and Magnus expansion for parametric down-conversion with monochromatic pump

Mon, 2018-07-09 12:00

Author(s): Tobias Lipfert, Dmitri B. Horoshko, Giuseppe Patera, and Mikhail I. Kolobov

We discuss the Bloch-Messiah decomposition for the broadband squeezed light generated by type-I parametric down-conversion with a monochromatic pump. Using an exact solution for this process, we evaluate the squeezing parameters and the corresponding squeezing eigenmodes. Next we consider the Magnus...


[Phys. Rev. A 98, 013815] Published Mon Jul 09, 2018

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Optical cavity mode dynamics and coherent phonon generation in high-$Q$ micropillar resonators

Mon, 2018-07-09 12:00

Author(s): S. Anguiano, A. E. Bruchhausen, I. Favero, I. Sagnes, A. Lemaître, N. D. Lanzillotti-Kimura, and A. Fainstein

We study the temporal dynamics of photoexcited carriers in distributed Bragg reflector based semiconductor micropillars at room temperature. Their influence on the process of coherent phonon generation and detection is analyzed by means of pump-probe microscopy. The dependence of the measured mechan...


[Phys. Rev. A 98, 013816] Published Mon Jul 09, 2018

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Microwave-controlled optical double optomechanically induced transparency in a hybrid piezo-optomechanical cavity system

Thu, 2018-07-05 12:00

Author(s): Shi-Chao Wu, Li-Guo Qin, Jun Jing, Tian-Min Yan, Jian Lu, and Zhong-Yang Wang

We propose a scheme that can generate a microwave-controlled optical double optomechanical induced transparency (OMIT) in a hybrid piezo-optomechanical cavity system in which a piezoelectric optomechanical crystal AlN-nanobeam resonator is placed in a superconducting coplanar microwave cavity. We sh...


[Phys. Rev. A 98, 013807] Published Thu Jul 05, 2018

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Temporal optical memory based on coherent population and two-photon coherence oscillations

Thu, 2018-07-05 12:00

Author(s): Asaf Eilam and A. D. Wilson-Gordon

We consider the Fg=1→Fe=1 transition between the ground and excited hyperfine levels in alkali-metal vapor interacting with σ linearly polarized control and probe fields whose polarizations can be either parallel or perpendicular to each other. We develop a matrix formulation that allows a solution ...


[Phys. Rev. A 98, 013808] Published Thu Jul 05, 2018

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