Back-reaction effects of quantum vacuum in cavity quantum electrodynamics

Year: 2012

Authors: Carusotto I., De Liberato S., Gerace D., Ciuti C.

Autors Affiliation: INO-CNR BEC Center and Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Trento, I-38123 Povo, Italy; Laboratoire Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 and CNRS, UMR 7162, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France; Dipartimento di Fisisca \”A. Volta\” and UdR CNISM, Università di Pavia, I-27100 Pavia, Italy

Abstract: We theoretically study an optical system in which the back-reaction of quantum vacuum manifests itself as a sizable suppression of the absorption by a three-level emitter embedded in an optical cavity. A theoretical model including the anti-rotating-wave terms of the light-matter interaction Hamiltonian is developed to describe the conversion of zero-point fluctuations into observable radiation, as well as the back-reaction of the quantum vacuum onto the emitter.


Volume: 85 (2)      Pages from: 023805  to: 023805

More Information: I.C. is grateful to R. Balbinot, A. Fabbri, D. Faccio, M.-T. Jaekel, A. Lambrecht, S. Reynaud, and S. Savasta for continuous discussions. I.C. acknowledges financial support from ERC through the QGBE grant.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.85.023805

Citations: 40
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