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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 18 — Sep. 9, 2013
  • pp: 20786–20799

Polarization-dependent photon switch in a one-dimensional coupled-resonator waveguide

Zhe-Yong Zhang, Yu-Li Dong, Sheng-Li Zhang, and Shi-Qun Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 18, pp. 20786-20799 (2013)

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Polarization-dependent photon switch is one of the most important ingredients in building future large-scale all-optical quantum network. We present a scheme for a single-photon switch in a one-dimensional coupled-resonator waveguide, where Na Λ-type three-level atoms are individually embedded in each of the resonator. By tuning the interaction between atom and field, we show that an initial incident photon with a certain polarization can be transformed into its orthogonal polarization state. Finally, we use the fidelity as a figure of merit and numerically evaluate the performance of our photon switch scheme in varieties of system parameters, such as number of atoms, energy detuning and dipole couplings.

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OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: July 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2013
Published: August 28, 2013

Zhe-Yong Zhang, Yu-Li Dong, Sheng-Li Zhang, and Shi-Qun Zhu, "Polarization-dependent photon switch in a one-dimensional coupled-resonator waveguide," Opt. Express 21, 20786-20799 (2013)

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