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Title: Control of optical bistability and third-order nonlinearity via tunneling induced quantum interference in triangular quantum dot molecules

The optical bistability of a triangular quantum dot molecules embedded inside a unidirectional ring cavity is studied. The type, the threshold and the hysteresis loop of the optical bistability curves can be modified by the tunneling parameters, as well as the probe laser field. The linear and nonlinear susceptibilities of the medium are also studied to interpret the corresponding results. The physical interpretation is that the tunneling can induce the quantum interference, which modifies the linear and the nonlinear response of the medium. As a consequence, the characteristics of the optical bistability are changed. The scheme proposed here can be utilized for optimizing and controlling the optical switching process.
Authors:
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  1. State Key laboratory of Luminescence and Applications, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130033 (China)
  2. School of Physics and Information Technology, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an 710062 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22493909
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Advances; Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2015 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; DIAGRAMS; HYSTERESIS; INTERFERENCE; LASER RADIATION; MOLECULES; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; OPTIMIZATION; PROBES; QUANTUM DOTS; TUNNEL EFFECT