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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 3621–3628

Microwave field controlled slow and fast light with a coupled system consisting of a nanomechanical resonator and a Cooper-pair box

Peng-Cheng Ma, Yin Xiao, Ya-Fei Yu, and Zhi-Ming Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 3621-3628 (2014)

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We theoretically demonstrate an efficient method to control slow and fast light in microwave regime with a coupled system consisting of a nanomechanical resonator (NR) and a superconducting Cooper-pair box (CPB). Using the pump-probe technique, we find that both slow and fast light effects of the probe field can appear in this coupled system. Furthermore, we show that a tunable switch from slow light to fast light can be achieved by only adjusting the pump-CPB detuning from the NR frequency to zero. Our coupled system may have potential applications, for example, in optical communication, microwave photonics, and nonlinear optics.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Slow and Fast Light

Original Manuscript: December 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 28, 2014
Published: February 6, 2014

Peng-Cheng Ma, Yin Xiao, Ya-Fei Yu, and Zhi-Ming Zhang, "Microwave field controlled slow and fast light with a coupled system consisting of a nanomechanical resonator and a Cooper-pair box," Opt. Express 22, 3621-3628 (2014)

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