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Coherent optical processes with an all-optical atomic simulator



Ivan Burenkov, Sergey Polyakov, Olga Tikhonova, Irina Novikova


We show how novel photonic devices such as broadband quantum memory and efficient quantum frequency transduction can be implemented using three-wave mixing processes in a 1D array of nonlinear waveguides evanescently coupled to nearest neighbors. We do this using an analogy of an atom interacting with an external optical field using both classical and quantum models of the optical fields and adapting well-known coherent processes from atomic optics, such as electromagnetically induced transparency and stimulated Raman adiabatic passage to design. This approach allows the implementation of devices that are very difficult or impossible to implement by conventional techniques.
Optics Express


nonlinear optics, atomic optics, frequency transduction, quantum optics


Burenkov, I. , Polyakov, S. , Tikhonova, O. and Novikova, I. (2021), Coherent optical processes with an all-optical atomic simulator, Optics Express, [online],, (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created January 4, 2021, Updated May 3, 2021