Coupled-resonator-induced transparency in a fiber system

David D. Smith, N. N. Lepeshkin, A. Schweinsberg, G. Gehring, R. W. Boyd, Q. Han Park, Hongrok Chang, D. J. Jackson

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Mode splitting in two coupled fiber-ring resonators is observed. We observe a cancellation of on-resonance absorption, which can be interpreted as resulting from the destructive interference of the symmetric and anti-symmetric modes of the system, in analogy with electromagnetically-induced transparency in atoms. The response of the system is characterized according to the degeneracy and distinguishability of the normal modes. Finite-difference time-domain simulations agree with an analysis of the transient response of the intra-cavity fields, and reveal coherent oscillations of the photons between the resonators, i.e., under-damped Rabi oscillations, which we predict to occur for distinguishable mode splittings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-168
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors acknowledge support from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Institutional Research and Development Grants CDDF03-17 and CDDF04-08, and the United Negro College Fund Office of Special Programs.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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