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Photon-phonon coupling in nanophotonics (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Hashem Zoubi; Klemens Hammerer

Paper Abstract

We develop a systematic method for deriving a quantum optical multi-mode Hamiltonian for the interaction of photons and phonons in nanophotonic dielectric materials by applying perturbation theory to the electromagnetic Hamiltonian. The Hamiltonian covers radiation pressure and electrostrictive interactions on equal footing. As a paradigmatic example, we apply our method to a cylindrical nanoscale waveguide. We use the resulting multi-mode Hamiltonian to derive an effective phonon-mediated interaction between photons propagating in the material. We predict strong non-linear phase shifts even among two photons, comparable to what can be achieved in nonlinear atomic media (comprising cold Rydberg atoms).

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2016
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9884, Nanophotonics VI, 98840H (26 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2230177
Show Author Affiliations
Hashem Zoubi, Leibniz Univ. Hannover (Germany)
Klemens Hammerer, Leibniz Univ. Hannover (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9884:
Nanophotonics VI
David L. Andrews; Jean-Michel Nunzi; Andreas Ostendorf, Editor(s)

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