Single-photon opto-mechanics in the strong coupling regime

Author(s): U. Akram, N. Kiesel, M. Aspelmeyer, G. J. Milburn

Journal: New Journal of Physics

Volume: 12

Page(s): 083030

Year: 2010

DOI Number: 10.1088/1367-2630/12/8/083030

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We give a theoretical description of a coherently driven opto-mechanical system with a single added photon. The photon source is modeled as a cavity that initially contains one photon and that is irreversibly coupled to the opto-mechanical system. We show that the probability for the additional photon to be emitted by the opto-mechanical cavity will exhibit oscillations under a Lorentzian envelope, when the driven interaction with the mechanical resonator is strong enough. Our scheme provides a feasible route towards quantum state transfer between optical photons and micromechanical resonators.


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