Robust coupled-waveguide devices using shortcuts to adiabaticity

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Shortcuts to adiabaticity, originally developed in the context of quantum control, are powerful tools for the design of high coupling efficiency, robust, and short coupled-waveguide devices. The counterdiabatic protocol cancels the unwanted coupling in system evolution by the addition of a counterdiabatic term. The invariant-based inverse-engineering approach designs system evolution using the decoupled eigenstates of the Lewis-Riesenfeld invariant. The single-shot shaped-pulse technique directly parameterizes the solution of the coupled-mode equation. Starting from the counterdiabatic protocol, we show that these seemingly very different shortcuts to adiabaticity techniques are equivalent in the framework of coupled-waveguide systems. When combined with perturbation treatment of the coupled-mode equation, robust coupled-waveguide devices against errors can be obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6600-6603
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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