The interaction of optical pulses in a quantum dot waveguide in the slow-light regime is investigated. Dipole oscillations lead to strong interactions between two pulses, implying a minimum pulse separation for optical buffer applications.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
P. Nielsen, H. Nielsen, J. Mørk, and B. Tromborg, "Pulse Interactions in a Quantum Dot Waveguide in the Regime of Electromagnetically Induced Transparency," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CThW6.