Quantum interference between two orthogonal transitions of an atom in one-dimensional photonic crystals

Jing Ping Xu*, Li Gang Wang, Ya Ping Yang, Qiang Lin, Shi Yao ZHU

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Abstract

We find that the V-type three-level Zeeman atom has the complete quantum interference when it is embedded in one-dimensional photonic crystals (1D PCs) possessing the TM-polarized complete gap. To avoid the nonradiative decay related to dissipation and the decay through surface exciton, we add two phase compensators made of ideal left-handed materials on two sides of atom, and then the total structure is equivalent to a 1D PC supporting only the radiative modes. The parameter regions (ε, μ) leading to the TM-polarized complete gap have been sketched out, and the influence of absorption on the quantum interference is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2005-2007
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume33
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2008

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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