Single-photon nonlinearities in two-mode optomechanics
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CitationKómár, P., S. Bennett, K. Stannigel, S. Habraken, P. Rabl, P. Zoller, and M. Lukin. 2013. “Single-Photon Nonlinearities in Two-Mode Optomechanics.” Physical Review A 87 (1) (January).
AbstractWe present a detailed theoretical analysis of a weakly driven, multimode optomechanical system, in which two optical modes are strongly and near-resonantly coupled to a single mechanical mode via a three-wave mixing interaction. We calculate one- and two-time intensity correlations of the two optical fields and compare them to analogous correlations in atom-cavity systems. Nonclassical photon correlations arise when the optomechanical coupling g exceeds the cavity decay rate κ, and we discuss signatures of one- and two-photon resonances as well as quantum interference. We also find a long-lived correlation that decays slowly with the mechanical decay rate γ, reflecting the heralded preparation of a single-phonon state after detection of a photon. Our results provide insight into the quantum regime of multimode optomechanics, with potential applications for quantum information processing with photons and phonons.
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