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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1618–1624

Atom-photon interactions in a system of coupled cavities

Abdelkrim El Amili, Sébastien Gleyzes, and Christoph Ira Westbrook  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 7, pp. 1618-1624 (2012)

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We give a theoretical treatment of single-atom detection in a compound optical microcavity. The cavity consists of a single-mode semiconductor waveguide with a gap to allow atoms to interact with the optical field in the cavity. Optical losses, both in the semiconductor and induced by the gap, are considered, and we give an estimate of the cavity finesse. We also compute the cooperativity parameter and show how it depends on the gap width and cavity length. Maximization of the cooperativity does not always correspond to maximization of the coupling.

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OCIS Codes
(020.5580) Atomic and molecular physics : Quantum electrodynamics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(270.5570) Quantum optics : Quantum detectors
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators

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Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: January 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 11, 2012
Published: June 13, 2012

Abdelkrim El Amili, Sébastien Gleyzes, and Christoph Ira Westbrook, "Atom-photon interactions in a system of coupled cavities," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 1618-1624 (2012)

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