Microwave field controlled slow and fast light with a coupled system consisting of a nanomechanical resonator and a Cooper-pair box.

Abstract

We theoretically demonstrate an efficient method to control slow and fast light in microwave regime with a coupled system consisting of a nanomechanical resonator (NR) and a superconducting Cooper-pair box (CPB). Using the pump-probe technique, we find that both slow and fast light effects of the probe field can appear in this coupled system. Furthermore, we show that a tunable switch from slow light to fast light can be achieved by only adjusting the pump-CPB detuning from the NR frequency to zero. Our coupled system may have potential applications, for example, in optical communication, microwave photonics, and nonlinear optics.

DOI: 10.1364/OE.22.003621

Cite this paper

@article{Ma2014MicrowaveFC, title={Microwave field controlled slow and fast light with a coupled system consisting of a nanomechanical resonator and a Cooper-pair box.}, author={Pengcheng Ma and Yin Xiao and Ya-Fei Yu and Zhi-Ming Zhang}, journal={Optics express}, year={2014}, volume={22 3}, pages={3621-8} }