Slowing light is expected to enhance light-matter interaction, leading to more compact sensing devices. By simple tests we show that the reality is more complex and the only relevant quantity is the wave electric field.
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L. Thevenaz, I. Dicaire, S. Chin, and A. De Rossi, "Gas Sensing using Material and Structural Slow Light Systems," in Imaging and Applied Optics Technical Papers, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper STu2F.1.
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