Strong Coupling and Long-Range Collective Interactions in Optomechanical Arrays

André Xuereb, Claudiu Genes, Aurélien Dantan

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number223601
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number22
Early online date27 Nov 2012
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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