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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1980–1982

Rabi splitting with excitons in effective (near) zero-index media

Hai-tao Jiang, Hong Chen, and Shi-yao Zhu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 14, pp. 1980-1982 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001980


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Abstract

We study theoretically the properties of a thin film of a semiconductor embedded in the interface of two kinds of single-negative materials. At some frequencies the structure with suitable size is equivalent to an effective (near) zero-index medium. The coupling of exciton resonance in the semiconductor and the interface mode in a zero-index medium leads to Rabi splitting. Compared with Rabi splitting observed in cavities, the splitting modes in zero-index media are robust against the scaling change of the length and direction of incident wave.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics
(350.2450) Other areas of optics : Filters, absorption

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 20, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2007
Published: July 3, 2007

Citation
Hai-tao Jiang, Hong Chen, and Shi-yao Zhu, "Rabi splitting with excitons in effective (near) zero-index media," Opt. Lett. 32, 1980-1982 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-14-1980


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