Observation of Fano-Type Interference in a Coupled Cavity-Atom System Article

cited authors

  • Cheng, Y; Tan, Z; Wang, J; Zhu, YF; Zhan, MS

fiu authors


  • We present the experimental observation of the Fano-type interference in a coupled cavity-atom system by confining the laser-cooled 85Rb atoms in an optical cavity. The asymmetric Fano profile is obtained through quantum interference in a three-level atomic system coherently coupled to a single mode cavity field. The observed Fano profile can be explained by the interference between the intra-cavity dark state and the polariton state of the coupled cavityatom system. The possible applications of our observations include all-optical switching, optical sensing and narrow band optical filters.

publication date

  • January 1, 2016

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