Fabry-Perot interferometer with quantum mirrors: Nonlinear light transport and rectification Journal Article

Author(s): Fratini, Filippo ; Mascarenhas, Eduardo ; Safari, Laleh; Poizat, Jean P; Valente, Daniel M; Auffèves, Alexia ; Gerace, Dario ; Santos, Marcelo F
Article Title: Fabry-Perot interferometer with quantum mirrors: Nonlinear light transport and rectification
Affiliation IST Austria
Abstract: Optical transport represents a natural route towards fast communications, and it is currently used in large scale data transfer. The progressive miniaturization of devices for information processing calls for the microscopic tailoring of light transport and confinement at length scales appropriate for upcoming technologies. With this goal in mind, we present a theoretical analysis of a one-dimensional Fabry-Perot interferometer built with two highly saturable nonlinear mirrors: a pair of two-level systems. Our approach captures nonlinear and nonreciprocal effects of light transport that were not reported previously. Remarkably, we show that such an elementary device can operate as a microscopic integrated optical rectifier.
Keywords: Data transfer; Light transmission; Mirrors; Quantum chemistry; Large scale data; Length scale; Light transport; Miniaturization of devices; Nonlinear mirrors; Nonreciprocal; Optical transport; Two-level system
Journal Title: Physical Review Letters
Volume: 113
Issue 24
ISSN: 1079-7114
Publisher: American Physical Society  
Date Published: 2014-12-08
Start Page: Article number: 243601
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.243601
Notes: F. F., E. M., D. V., and M. F. S. acknowledge financial support from Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq). D. V. acknowledges support from CNPq, through the Chamada Universal No. 477612/2013-0. A. A. and J.-P. P. acknowledge support from Agence National de la Recherche (WIFO project). D. G. acknowledges the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR) through FIRB—Futuro in Ricerca Project No. RBFR12RPD1, and CNPq through the PVE/CSF Project No. 407167/2013-7. L. S. and F. F acknowledges partial support by the Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering of the Academy of Finland. L. S. acknowledges financial support from the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under REA Grant Agreement No. [291734].
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