It is well known that spinor wave functions change their sign under 2π rotation. Several experiments have used magnetic precession of neutrons to implement rotations. Here we propose an all-optical analog of this effect based on time-resolved optical interference in coupled optical microcavities. We show that feeding the coupled-microcavity system with a pair of phase-locked probe pulses, separated by precise delay times, provides direct information on the sign change of the transmitted field after one complete Rabi-like oscillation period. © 2011 American Physical Society.
|Titolo:||Interference with coupled microcavities: Optical analog of spin 2π rotations|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|