Nano-scale strata due to broken uniformity of local field in strongly self-interacting low dimensional structures are predicted. They result in giant field resonances and atomic optical bistability, including ultimate case of two coupled atoms.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures
A. E. Kaplan and S. N. Volkov, "Nano-Stratification of Local Field and Atomic Bistability in Low Dimensional Structures," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThA134.
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