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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1793–1795

Pulse propagation of photon-added coherent states in waveguides with side-coupled nonlinear cavities

Paolo Longo and Kurt Busch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 11, pp. 1793-1795 (2012)

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We present a theoretical analysis of pulse propagation in a waveguide with a side-coupled Kerr nonlinear cavity. As a specific application, we demonstrate how the nonlinearity has a profound influence on transport properties of a photon-added coherent state. We find that the fields provided by the coherent states facilitate a tunable nonlinearity on the few-photon level, allowing for a robust gating of single photons.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: February 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2012
Published: May 16, 2012

Paolo Longo and Kurt Busch, "Pulse propagation of photon-added coherent states in waveguides with side-coupled nonlinear cavities," Opt. Lett. 37, 1793-1795 (2012)

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