Strong control and squeezing effects of radiation states in a slab waveguide sandwiched between two omnidirectional mirrors

H.M. van Driel (Editor), Hugo Hoekstra, Remco Stoffer, D. Yudistira

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    The effect of sandwiching a slab waveguide in air between two omnidirectional mirrors on the local density of modes is investigated theoretically. Design aspects of such a structure are considered, and it is shown that the local density of modes other than the slab-guided mode can be strongly controlled by the mirrors. Lowering of this quantity may lead to a strong suppression of loss of the slab-guided mode owing to excitation of radiation modes by impurity scattering or by transitions in the slab. Presented time-domain calculations indicate that by small time-dependent structural changes light, radiated by an atom or scattered by an impurity, can be squeezed back into its original state.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)1004-1011
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America. B: Optical physics
    Issue numberLNCS4549/4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007


    • IR-61942
    • METIS-241949
    • EWI-11139

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