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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1135–1140

Single-photon transport properties in an optical waveguide coupled with a Λ-type three-level atom

XiaoFei Zang, Tao Zhou, Bin Cai, and YiMing Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 5, pp. 1135-1140 (2013)

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We investigate the single-photon transport properties in an optical waveguide coupled with a Λ-type three-level atom (ΛTLA) based on symmetric and asymmetric couplings between the photon and ΛTLA. The transmission and reflection coefficients of the single photon in such a hybrid system are deduced using the real-space approach. Symmetric and asymmetric bifrequency photon attenuators are realized by tuning the atom–photon couplings. The phase shift and group velocity delay of the transmitted single photon are also analyzed.

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OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: December 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2013
Published: April 10, 2013

XiaoFei Zang, Tao Zhou, Bin Cai, and YiMing Zhu, "Single-photon transport properties in an optical waveguide coupled with a Λ-type three-level atom," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 1135-1140 (2013)

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