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Science. 2010 Dec 10;330(6010):1520-3. doi: 10.1126/science.1195596. Epub 2010 Nov 11.

Optomechanically induced transparency.

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Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.

Abstract

Electromagnetically induced transparency is a quantum interference effect observed in atoms and molecules, in which the optical response of an atomic medium is controlled by an electromagnetic field. We demonstrated a form of induced transparency enabled by radiation-pressure coupling of an optical and a mechanical mode. A control optical beam tuned to a sideband transition of a micro-optomechanical system leads to destructive interference for the excitation of an intracavity probe field, inducing a tunable transparency window for the probe beam. Optomechanically induced transparency may be used for slowing and on-chip storage of light pulses via microfabricated optomechanical arrays.

PMID:
21071628
DOI:
10.1126/science.1195596
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