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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 18067–18081

Photon emission by nanocavity-enhanced quantum anti-Zeno effect in solid-state cavity quantum-electrodynamics

Makoto Yamaguchi, Takashi Asano, and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 18067-18081 (2008)

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Solid-state cavity quantum-electrodynamics (QED) has great potential owing to advances such as coupled systems combining a nanocavity and a quantum dot (QD). These systems involve two photon-emission mechanisms: the Purcell effect in the weak coupling regime and vacuum Rabi-splitting in the strong coupling regime. In this paper, we describe a third emission mechanism based on the quantum anti-Zeno effect (AZE) induced by the pure-dephasing in a QD. This is significantly enhanced by the inherent characteristics of the nanocavity. This mechanism explains the origin of strong photon emission at a cavity mode largely detuned from a QD, previously considered a counterintuitive, prima facie non-energy-conserving, light-emission phenomenon. These findings could help in controlling the decay and emission characteristics of solid-state cavity QED, and developing solid-state quantum devices.

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OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics
(300.6470) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, semiconductors
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: August 28, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2008
Published: October 21, 2008

Makoto Yamaguchi, Takashi Asano, and Susumu Noda, "Photon emission by nanocavity-enhanced quantum anti-Zeno effect in solid-state cavity quantum-electrodynamics," Opt. Express 16, 18067-18081 (2008)

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