November 08 2015

New Article: Phys. Rev. A 92, 043822 (2015)

Suppression of Rabi oscillations in hybrid optomechanical systems

Timo Holz, Ralf Betzholz and Marc Bienert
Phys. Rev. A 92, 043822 (2015)

In a hybrid optomechanical setup consisting of a two-level atom in a cavity with a pendular end mirror, the interplay between the light field's radiation pressure on the mirror and the dipole interaction with the atom can lead to an effect, which manifests itself in the suppression of Rabi oscillations of the atomic population. This effect is present when the system is in the single-photon strong-coupling regime and has an analogy in the photon blockade of optomechanics.

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