Coherent nonlinear optics and quantum control in negative-index metamaterials

Тип публикации: статья из журнала (материалы конференций, опубликованные в журналах)

Конференция: 1st International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nano-Photonics; Bad Honnef, GERMANY; Bad Honnef, GERMANY

Год издания: 2009

Идентификатор DOI: 10.1088/1464-4258/11/11/114028

Ключевые слова: nonlinear optics, metamaterials, coherent optical effects, backward waves, parametric, microamplifiers and oscillators, Coherent Energy Transfer, Control fields, Control optical fields, Laser induced, Negative refractive index, Negative-index, Numerical experiments, Parametric amplification, Phase mismatch, Quantum control, Absorption, Amplification, Energy transfer, Four wave mixing, Optical materials, Parametric oscillators, Refractive index, Transparency, Optical parametric oscillators

Аннотация: The extraordinary properties of laser-induced transparency of a negative-index slab and parametric amplification for a backward wave signal are investigated. The effects of the idler absorption and phase mismatch on the amplification of the signal are studied, and the feasibility of ensuring robust transparency for a broad range of control field intensities and slab thicknesses is shown. A particular option consisting of the independent engineering of a strong four-wave mixing response and the negative refractive index is proposed and its specific features are investigated. The feasibility of quantum control over the slab transparency in such a scheme is confirmed through numerical experiments. We thus show opportunities and conditions for the compensation of the strong absorption inherent to plasmonic negative-index metamaterials, and we further show achievable transparency through coherent energy transfer from the control optical field to the negative-index signal.

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Издание

Журнал: Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics

Выпуск журнала: Vol. 11, Is. 11

ISSN журнала: 14644258

Место издания: Bristol

Издатель: IOP publishing LTD

Авторы

  • Popov A.K. (Univ Wisconsin, Dept Phys & Astron, Stevens Point, WI 54481 USA)
  • Myslivets S.A. (Russian Acad Sci, Inst Phys, Krasnoyarsk 660036, Russia; Siberian Fed Univ, Krasnoyarsk 660036, Russia)
  • Shalaev V.M. (Purdue Univ, Birk Nanotechnol Ctr, W Lafayette, IN 47907 USA; Purdue Univ, Sch Elect & Comp Engn, W Lafayette, IN 47907 USA)

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