Cross-Kerr effect on an optomechanical system

Wei Xiong, Da Yu Jin, Yueyin Qiu, Chi Hang Lam, J. Q. You

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We study the cross-Kerr (CK) effect on an optomechanical system driven by two-tone fields. We show that in the presence of the CK effect, a bistable behavior of the mean photon number in the cavity becomes more robust against the fluctuations of the frequency detuning between the cavity mode and the control field. The bistability can also be turned into a tristability within the experimentally accessible range of the system parameters. Also, we find that the symmetric profile of the optomechanically induced transparency is broken and the zero-absorption point is shifted in the presence of the CK effect. This shift can be used to measure the strength of the CK effect and the asymmetric absorption profiles can be employed to engineer a high quality factor of the cavity.
Original languageEnglish
Article number023844
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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