Enhanced Two-Level Optical Resonance in Spherical Microcavities

Kazuya HAYATA  Tsutomu KOSHIDA  Masanori KOSHIBA  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E78-C   No.4   pp.454-461
Publication Date: 1995/04/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Electromagnetic Theory
Keyword: 
self-induced transparency,  morphology dependent resonance,  Mie-sized microsphere,  optical microcavity,  two-level system,  optical feedback,  

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Summary: 
A self-induced-transparent (SIT) system that takes advantage of morphology dependent resonances (MDR's) in a Mie-sized microsphere doped with a resonant material is proposed. The present system is doubly resonant: one has microscopic origin (the two-level system), while the other has macroscopic origin (the MDR). In this geometry, owing to the feedback action of MDR's, the pulse area can be much expanded, and thus the electric-field amplitude of the incident pulse can be reduced substantially compared with the conventional one-way SIT propagation. Theoretical results that incorporate dephasing due to structural imperfections are shown.