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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 15455–15467

Atomic Šolc filter: multi-resonant photoemission via periodic poling of atom-cavity coupling constant

Hyun-Gue Hong, Wontaek Seo, Moonjoo Lee, Younghoon Song, Young-Tak Chough, Jai-Hyung Lee, and Kyungwon An  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 15455-15467 (2009)

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This paper describes a novel atom-cavity interaction induced by periodically poled atom-cavity coupling constant which leads to multiple narrow photoemission bands for an initially inverted two-level atom under the strong coupling condition. The emission bandpass narrowing has a close analogy with the folded Šolc filter in the context of quasi-phase matching by periodic poling. We present a closed form solution of the emission probability at the end of interaction and deduce the multiple phase matching condition for this system which is programmable by the interaction time. The Bloch sphere analysis provides a clear understanding of the underlying atomic dynamics associated with the multiple resonances in the semiclassical limit. Furthermore, we show that this interaction can be applied to generation of nonclassical fields with sub-Poisson photon statistics.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(020.5580) Atomic and molecular physics : Quantum electrodynamics
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: June 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2009
Published: August 17, 2009

Hyun-Gue Hong, Wontaek Seo, Moonjoo Lee, Younghoon Song, Young-Tak Chough, Jai-Hyung Lee, and Kyungwon An, "Atomic Šolc filter: multi-resonant photoemission via periodic poling of atom-cavity coupling constant," Opt. Express 17, 15455-15467 (2009)

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