We have investigated resonant two-photon absorption and second harmonic generation in a microcavity geometry. In a single beam arrangement, the transmission depends on the intensity according to a simple two-level picture with an intensity-dependent coupling; at resonance, in particular, the system exhibits a two-photon Rabi splitting. In a pump and probe arrangement, the presence of the strong incident pump beam substantially modifies the absorption spectrum of the weak probe beam: for moderate pump intensities the behaviour can be interpreted as a two-photon version of the well-known optical Stark effect. At higher intensities, more complicated hyper-Raman processes take place, which give also rise to gain in well-determined spectral regions. Finally, we have shown how the non-linear coupling coefficient appearing in the model Hamiltonian is related to the material constants and geometrical parameters of a specific microcavity configuration.

Two-photon Rabi splitting and optical Stark effect in microcavities

LA ROCCA, Giuseppe Carlo
2000

Abstract

We have investigated resonant two-photon absorption and second harmonic generation in a microcavity geometry. In a single beam arrangement, the transmission depends on the intensity according to a simple two-level picture with an intensity-dependent coupling; at resonance, in particular, the system exhibits a two-photon Rabi splitting. In a pump and probe arrangement, the presence of the strong incident pump beam substantially modifies the absorption spectrum of the weak probe beam: for moderate pump intensities the behaviour can be interpreted as a two-photon version of the well-known optical Stark effect. At higher intensities, more complicated hyper-Raman processes take place, which give also rise to gain in well-determined spectral regions. Finally, we have shown how the non-linear coupling coefficient appearing in the model Hamiltonian is related to the material constants and geometrical parameters of a specific microcavity configuration.
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