A method to realize artificial magnetic fields for light waves trapped in passive optical cavities with anamorphic optical elements is theoretically proposed. In particular, when a homogeneous magnetic field is realized, a highly degenerate Landau-level structure for the frequency spectrum of the transverse resonator modes is obtained, corresponding to a cyclotron motion of the optical-cavity field. This can be probed by transient excitation of the passive optical resonator.

Synthetic gauge fields for light beams in optical resonators

LONGHI, STEFANO
2015-01-01

Abstract

A method to realize artificial magnetic fields for light waves trapped in passive optical cavities with anamorphic optical elements is theoretically proposed. In particular, when a homogeneous magnetic field is realized, a highly degenerate Landau-level structure for the frequency spectrum of the transverse resonator modes is obtained, corresponding to a cyclotron motion of the optical-cavity field. This can be probed by transient excitation of the passive optical resonator.
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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