Photon Propagation through Linearly Active Dimers
Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, Calle Luis Enrique Erro No. 1, Sta. Ma. Tonantzintla, Puebla CP 72840, Mexico
Photonics and Mathematical Optics Group, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey 64849, Mexico
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Boris Malomed
Received: 11 March 2017 / Revised: 6 May 2017 / Accepted: 22 May 2017 / Published: 7 June 2017
We provide an analytic propagator for non-Hermitian dimers showing linear gain or losses in the quantum regime. In particular, we focus on experimentally feasible realizations of the
-symmetric dimer and provide their mean photon number and second order two-point correlation. We study the propagation of vacuum, single photon spatially-separable, and two-photon spatially-entangled states. We show that each configuration produces a particular signature that might signal their possible uses as photon switches, semi-classical intensity-tunable sources, or spatially entangled sources to mention a few possible applications.
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Huerta Morales, J.D.; Rodríguez-Lara, B.M. Photon Propagation through Linearly Active Dimers. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 587.
Huerta Morales JD, Rodríguez-Lara BM. Photon Propagation through Linearly Active Dimers. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(6):587.
Huerta Morales, José D.; Rodríguez-Lara, Blas M. 2017. "Photon Propagation through Linearly Active Dimers." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 6: 587.
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