Slow light propagation results from the large dispersion of the refraction index. We report on such effect obtained by coherent population oscillations in an Erbium doped crystal, corresponding to a group velocity of 3 m/s
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(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
K. Bencheikh, E. Baldit, V. Rouget, P. Monnier, and A. Levenson, "Ultraslow Light Propagation in an Erbium-Ions-Doped Crystal," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper QTuC4.
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