Abstract

We theoretically investigate the optical bistability in a composite photonic molecule cavity optomechanical system consisting of two whispering gallery mode microcavities, where one of the optical cavities is optomechanical with a high quality factor, and the other optical cavity is an auxiliary cavity with high cavity dissipation. By controlling the coupling strength J between the two cavities determined by their distance, the decay rate ratio δ of the two cavities, and the pump power P, the optical bistability can be controlled. Further, the transmission spectrum of the signal field can be efficiently attenuated or amplified, depending on the power of a second “gating” (pump) field P, and other parameters. Our study for photonic-molecule optomechanics systems may be a promising candidate for single-photon transistors and pave the way for potential applications in quantum information technologies.

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