Schematic of the hybrid optical system composed of an optical waveguide coupled with two separated TLAs

Figure 1. Schematic of the hybrid optical system composed of an optical waveguide coupled with two separated TLAs.

Abstract

Based on the symmetric, asymmetric atom–photon couplings and the phase difference between two separated atoms, single-photon transport properties in an optical waveguide coupled with two separated two-level atoms are theoretically investigated. The transmission and reflection amplitudes for the single-photon propagation in such a hybrid system are deduced via a real-space approach. Several new phenomena such as phase-coupled induced transparency, single-photon switches, symmetric and asymmetric bifrequency photon attenuators are analyzed. In addition, the dissipation effect of such a hybrid system is also discussed.