Electromagnetically induced transparency in a silicon nitride optomechanical crystal

Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) have observed electromagnetically induced transparency at room temperature and atmospheric pressure in a silicon nitride optomechanical system. This work highlights the potential of silicon nitride as a material for producing integrated devices in which mechanical vibrations can be used to manipulate and modify optical signals. The ability to harness the radiation-pressure-based interaction between light and mechanical vibrations in these devices could lead to applications in optical communications and information processing such as optical wavelength conversion and optical signal storage.

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