Waveguide transport mediated by strong coupling with atoms Academic Article uri icon


  • 2017 American Physical Society. We investigate single-photon scattering properties in a one-dimensional waveguide coupled to a quantum emitter's chain with dipole-dipole interaction (DDI). The photon transport is extremely sensitive to the location of the evanescently coupled atoms. The analytical expressions of reflection and transmission amplitudes for the chain containing two emitters with DDI are deduced by using a real-space Hamiltonian. Two cases, where the two emitters symmetrically or asymmetrically couple to the waveguide, are discussed in detail. It shows that the reflection and transmission typical spectra split into two peaks due to the DDI. The Fano minimum in the spectra can be used to estimate the strength of the DDI. Furthermore, the DDI makes spectra strongly asymmetric and creates a transmission window in the region where there was zero transmission. The scattering spectra for the chain consisting of multiple emitters are also given. Our key finding is that DDI can broaden the frequency bandwidth for high reflection when the chain consists of many emitters.

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altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Cheng, M., Xu, J., & Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 55

complete list of authors

  • Cheng, Mu-Tian||Xu, Jingping||Agarwal, Girish S

publication date

  • May 2017