Single-photon transport properties in a one-dimensional coupled resonator waveguide, coupled to a whispering-gallery resonator interacting with two separated two-level atoms, are theoretically investigated. Based on the real-space approach, the transmission and reflection amplitudes of the single photon are deduced. Numerical results demonstrate that the transmission and reflection depend on the resonator–atom coupling, the intermode backscattering, and especially the phase difference between these two separated atoms. Effects of dissipation on single-photon transport properties are also discussed.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 21, 2013
Published: March 21, 2013
Tao Zhou, XiaoFei Zang, Yongsheng Liu, Jing Chen, and Yanyan Zhu, "Single-photon transport properties in a one-dimensional resonator waveguide coupled to a whispering-gallery resonator containing two separated two-level atoms," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 978-981 (2013)