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Slow light in various media: a tutorial

Jacob B. Khurgin  »View Author Affiliations


Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 2, Issue 3, pp. 287-318 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AOP.2.000287


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Abstract

I consider the physical basics of slow light propagation in atomic media, photonic structures, and optical fibers. I show similarities and differences between all of the above media and develop set of criteria that are then used to compare different media. Special attention is given to dispersion of group velocity and loss, which are shown to limit the bandwidth and delay capacity of all the slow light schemes.

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Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2010
Published: March 23, 2010

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Jacob B. Khurgin, "Slow light in various media: a tutorial," Adv. Opt. Photon. 2, 287-318 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/aop/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-2-3-287


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