Few photon switching with slow light in hollow fiber
Author(s)Bajcsy, Michal; Hofferberth, Sebastian; Balic, Vlatko; Peyronel, Thibault Michel Max; Zibrov, A. S.; Hafezi, Mohammad; Vuletic, Vladan; Lukin, M. D.; ... Show more Show less
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Cold atoms confined inside a hollow-core photonic-crystal fiber with core diameters of a few photon wavelengths are a promising medium for studying nonlinear optical interactions at extremely low light levels. The high electric field intensity per photon and interaction lengths not limited by diffraction are some of the unique features of this system. Here, we present the results of our first nonlinear optics experiments in this system including a demonstration of an all-optical switch that is activated at energies corresponding to few hundred optical photons per pulse.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Proceedings of the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Bajcsy, M. et al. “Few photon switching with slow light in hollow fiber.” Advances in Slow and Fast Light II. San Jose, CA, USA: SPIE, 2009. 722609-10.
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