Abstract

We study the four-wave mixing (FWM) effect in a hybrid atom-optomechanical system, which is composed of an ensemble of two-level atoms trapped inside an optical cavity and a moveable cavity mirror serving as a mechanical resonator. It is shown that the FWM signal in this hybrid system can be significantly enhanced due to the coupling between the optical cavity and the atom ensemble. The larger the atom-cavity coupling strength is, the stronger the FWM will be. More interestingly, the FWM signal can be effectively modulated by the atom-pump detuning. It is demonstrated that, just by tuning this detuning to be positive or negative, the FWM signal can be easily switched on or off for the zero probe-pump detuning case. The obtained results may have potential applications in all-optical wavelength convertors, all-optical switches, or other optical devices.

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