We investigate the collective optomechanics of an ensemble of scatterers inside a Fabry-Pérot resonator and identify an optimized configuration where the ensemble is transmissive, in contrast to the usual reflective optomechanics approach. In this configuration, the optomechanical coupling of a specific collective mechanical mode can be several orders of magnitude larger than the single-element case, and long-range interactions can be generated between the different elements since light permeates throughout the array. This new regime should realistically allow for achieving strong single-photon optomechanical coupling with massive resonators, realizing hybrid quantum interfaces, and exploiting collective long-range interactions in arrays of atoms or mechanical oscillators.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
Xuereb, A., Genes, C., & Dantan, A. (2012). Strong Coupling and Long-Range Collective Interactions in Optomechanical Arrays. Physical Review Letters, 109(22), . https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.223601