Photon Blockade Effect in Optomechanical Systems

Author(s): P. Rabl

Journal: Physical Review Letters

Volume: 107

Page(s): 063601

Year: 2011

DOI Number: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.063601

Link: Link to publication

Abstract:

We analyze the photon statistics of a weakly driven optomechanical system and discuss the effect of photon blockade under single-photon strong coupling conditions. We present an intuitive interpretation of this effect in terms of displaced oscillator states and derive analytic expressions for the cavity excitation spectrum and the two-photon correlation function g(2)(0). Our results predict the appearance of nonclassical photon correlations in the combined strong coupling and sideband resolved regime and provide a first detailed understanding of photon-photon interactions in strong coupling optomechanics.

Note: http://arxiv.org/abs/1102.0278

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