Dipole-induced electromagnetic transparency

Raiju Puthumpally-Joseph, Maxim Sukharev, Osman Atabek, Eric Charron

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We determine the optical response of a thin and dense layer of interacting quantum emitters. We show that, in such a dense system, the Lorentz redshift and the associated interaction broadening can be used to control the transmission and reflection spectra. In the presence of overlapping resonances, a dipole-induced electromagnetic transparency (DIET) regime, similar to electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT), may be achieved. DIET relies on destructive interference between the electromagnetic waves emitted by quantum emitters. Carefully tuning material parameters allows us to achieve narrow transmission windows in, otherwise, completely opaque media. We analyze in detail this coherent and collective effect using a generalized Lorentz model and show how it can be controlled. Several potential applications of the phenomenon, such as slow light, are proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number163603
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - Oct 16 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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