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Chin. Phys. B, 2020, Vol. 29(7): 074204    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/ab8abf

Optical nonreciprocity in a piezo-optomechanical system

Yu-Ming Xiao(肖玉铭)1, Jun-Hao Liu(刘军浩)1, Qin Wu(吴琴)3, Ya-Fei Yu(於亚飞)1, Zhi-Ming Zhang(张智明)2
1 Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Nanophotonic Functional Materials and Devices, and School of Information and Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006, China;
2 Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Quantum Engineering and Quantum Materials, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006, China;
3 School of Biomedical Engineering, Guangdong Medical University, Dongguan 523808, China
Abstract  We theoretically study the optical nonreciprocity in a piezo-optomechanical microdisk resonator, in which the cavity modes and the mechanical mode are optically pumped and piezoelectrically driven, respectively. For asymmetric optical pumping and different piezoelectrical drivings, our system shows some nonreciprocal optical responses. We find that our system can function as an optical isolator, a nonreciprocal amplifier, or a nonreciprocal phase shifter.
Keywords:  quantum optics      cavity optomechanical system      optical nonreciprocity      piezoelectric force  
Received:  14 February 2020      Revised:  18 March 2020      Published:  05 July 2020
PACS:  42.50.-p (Quantum optics)  
  42.50.Wk (Mechanical effects of light on material media, microstructures and particles)  
  42.82.Fv (Hybrid systems)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61941501, 61775062, 11574092, 61378012, and 91121023), the Doctoral Program of Guangdong Natural Science Foundation, China (Grant No. 2018A030310109), the Doctoral Project of Guangdong Medical University, China (Grant No. B2017019), and the Open Project of the Key Laboratory of Low Dimensional Quantum Structures and Quantum Control of the Ministry of Education, Hunan Normal University, China (Grant No. QSQC1808).
Corresponding Authors:  Ya-Fei Yu, Zhi-Ming Zhang     E-mail:;

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Yu-Ming Xiao(肖玉铭), Jun-Hao Liu(刘军浩), Qin Wu(吴琴), Ya-Fei Yu(於亚飞), Zhi-Ming Zhang(张智明) Optical nonreciprocity in a piezo-optomechanical system 2020 Chin. Phys. B 29 074204

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