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Title: Proposal for efficient mode converter based on cavity quantum electrodynamics dark mode in a semiconductor quantum dot coupled to a bimodal microcavity

The ability to engineer and convert photons between different modes in a solid-state approach has extensive technological implications not only for classical communication systems but also for future quantum networks. In this paper, we put forward a scheme for coherent mode conversion of optical photons by utilizing the intermediate coupling between a single quantum dot and a bimodal photonic crystal microcavity via a waveguide. Here, one mode of the photonic crystal microcavity is coherently driven by an external single-frequency continuous-wave laser field and the two cavity modes are not coupled to each other due to their orthogonal polarizations. The undriven cavity mode is thus not directly coupled to the input driving laser and the only way it can get light is via the quantum dot. The influences of the system parameters on the photon-conversion efficiency are analyzed in detail in the limit of weak probe field and it is found that high photon-conversion efficiency can be achieved under appropriate conditions. It is shown that the cavity dark mode, which is a superposition of the two optical modes and is decoupled from the quantum dot, can appear in such a hybrid optical system. We discuss the properties of the dark modemore » and indicate that the formation of the dark mode enables the efficient transfer of optical fields between the two cavity modes.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ; ;  [1]
  1. School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China)
  2. (China)
  3. School of Science, Hubei Province Key Laboratory of Intelligent Robot, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan 430073 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308887
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 116; Journal Issue: 16; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; CAVITY RESONATORS; CRYSTALS; EFFICIENCY; INTERMEDIATE COUPLING; LASER RADIATION; MODE CONVERSION; OPTICAL MODES; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; PHOTONS; POLARIZATION; QUANTUM DOTS; QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SOLIDS; VISIBLE RADIATION; WAVEGUIDES