Experimental observation of Rabi splitting in effective near-zero-index media in the microwave regime

Liwei Zhang, Yewen Zhang*, Yaping Yang, Hongqiang Li, Hong Chen, Shi Yao ZHU

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Abstract

We report the observation of a strong coupling between an artificial "atom" and localized interface mode in the microwave regime. Transmittance is experimentally measured for the effective near-zero-index paired structures containing ε -negative and μ -negative materials made of composite right- and left-handed transmission lines. When the atom is embedded in the interface, because of the strong coupling between the atom and the interface mode, a Rabi splitting of 0.12 GHz is observed, which is in good agreement with numerical simulations. Different from the usual Rabi splitting observed in conventional cavities, the splitting modes in the effective zero-index media are invariant with the scaling change of the length.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035601
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume78
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2008

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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