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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 15 — Jul. 28, 2014
  • pp: 18818–18823

All-optical electromagnetically induced transparency using one-dimensional coupled microcavities

Ahmer Naweed, David Goldberg, and Vinod M. Menon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 18818-18823 (2014)

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We report the first experimental realization of all-optical electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) via a pair of coherently interacting SiO2 microcavities in a one-dimensional SiO2/Si3N4 photonic crystal consisting of a distributed Bragg reflector (DBR). The electromagnetic interactions between the coupled microcavities (CMCs), which possess distinct Q-factors, are controlled by varying the number of embedded SiO2/Si3N4 bilayers in the coupling DBR. In case of weak microcavity interactions, the reflectivity spectrum reveals an all-optical EIT resonance which splits into an Autler-Townes-like resonance under condition of strong microcavity coupling. Our results open up the way for implementing optical analogs of quantum coherence in much simpler one-dimensional structures. We also discuss potential applications of CMCs.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

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Original Manuscript: March 28, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2014
Published: July 25, 2014

Ahmer Naweed, David Goldberg, and Vinod M. Menon, "All-optical electromagnetically induced transparency using one-dimensional coupled microcavities," Opt. Express 22, 18818-18823 (2014)

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