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Title: Linear and nonlinear Zeno effects in an optical coupler

Abstract

It is shown that, in a simple coupler where one of the waveguides is subject to controlled losses of the electric field, it is possible to observe an optical analog of the linear and nonlinear quantum Zeno effects. The phenomenon consists in a counterintuitive enhancement of transparency of the coupler with an increase of the dissipation and represents an optical analog of the quantum Zeno effect. Experimental realization of the phenomenon based on the use of chalcogenide glasses is proposed. The system allows for observation of the crossover between the linear and nonlinear Zeno effects, as well as the effective manipulation of light transmission through the coupler.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Centro de Fisica Teorica e Computacional, Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa 1649-003 (Portugal)
  2. (Portugal)
  3. Centro de Ciencias Naturais e Humanas, Universidade Federal do ABC, Santo Andre, Sao Paulo 09210-170 (Brazil)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21544697
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 83; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.83.043811; (c) 2011 American Institute of Physics
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; COUPLING; ELECTRIC FIELDS; EXPERIMENT PLANNING; GLASS; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; OPACITY; QUANTUM MECHANICS; WAVEGUIDES; MECHANICS; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; PLANNING; TRANSMISSION

Citation Formats

Abdullaev, F. Kh., Konotop, V. V., Departamento de Fisica, Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa 1749-016, and Shchesnovich, V. S.. Linear and nonlinear Zeno effects in an optical coupler. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.83.043811.
Abdullaev, F. Kh., Konotop, V. V., Departamento de Fisica, Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa 1749-016, & Shchesnovich, V. S.. Linear and nonlinear Zeno effects in an optical coupler. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.83.043811.
Abdullaev, F. Kh., Konotop, V. V., Departamento de Fisica, Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa 1749-016, and Shchesnovich, V. S.. 2011. "Linear and nonlinear Zeno effects in an optical coupler". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.83.043811.
@article{osti_21544697,
title = {Linear and nonlinear Zeno effects in an optical coupler},
author = {Abdullaev, F. Kh. and Konotop, V. V. and Departamento de Fisica, Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa 1749-016 and Shchesnovich, V. S.},
abstractNote = {It is shown that, in a simple coupler where one of the waveguides is subject to controlled losses of the electric field, it is possible to observe an optical analog of the linear and nonlinear quantum Zeno effects. The phenomenon consists in a counterintuitive enhancement of transparency of the coupler with an increase of the dissipation and represents an optical analog of the quantum Zeno effect. Experimental realization of the phenomenon based on the use of chalcogenide glasses is proposed. The system allows for observation of the crossover between the linear and nonlinear Zeno effects, as well as the effective manipulation of light transmission through the coupler.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.83.043811},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 4,
volume = 83,
place = {United States},
year = 2011,
month = 4
}
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