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Chin. Phys. B, 2016, Vol. 25(1): 014201    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/25/1/014201

Cavity linewidth narrowing with dark-state polaritons

Gong-Wei Lin(林功伟), Jie Yang(杨洁), Yue-Ping Niu(钮月萍), Shang-Qing Gong(龚尚庆)
Department of Physics, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China
Abstract  We present a quantum-theoretical treatment of cavity linewidth narrowing with intracavity electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT). By means of intracavity EIT, the photons in the cavity are in the form of cavity polaritons: bright-state polariton and dark-state polariton. Strong coupling of the bright-state polariton to the excited state induces an effect known as vacuum Rabi splitting, whereas the dark-state polariton decoupled from the excited state induces a narrow cavity transmission window. Our analysis would provide a quantum theory of linewidth narrowing with a quantum field pulse.
Keywords:  cavity electromagnetically induced transparency      linewidth narrowing      dark-state polariton  
Received:  23 June 2015      Revised:  18 August 2015      Published:  05 January 2016
PACS:  42.50.Gy (Effects of atomic coherence on propagation, absorption, and Amplification of light; electromagnetically induced transparency and Absorption)  
  42.50.Pq (Cavity quantum electrodynamics; micromasers)  
  32.80.Qk (Coherent control of atomic interactions with photons)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grants Nos. 11204080, 11274112, 91321101, and 61275215) and the Fundamental Research Fund for the Central Universities of China (Grants No. WM1313003).
Corresponding Authors:  Gong-Wei Lin, Yue-Ping Niu, Shang-Qing Gong     E-mail:;;

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Gong-Wei Lin(林功伟), Jie Yang(杨洁), Yue-Ping Niu(钮月萍), Shang-Qing Gong(龚尚庆) Cavity linewidth narrowing with dark-state polaritons 2016 Chin. Phys. B 25 014201

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