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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 8 — Apr. 11, 2011
  • pp: 7094–7105

Coupled wave analysis of holographically induced transparency (HIT) generated by two multiplexed volume gratings

Luis Carretero, Salvador Blaya, Pablo Acebal, Antonio Fimia, Roque Madrigal, and Angel Murciano  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 8, pp. 7094-7105 (2011)

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We present a holographic system that can be used to manipulate the group velocity of light pulses. The proposed structure is based on the multiplexing of two sequential holographic volume gratings, one in transmission and the other in reflection geometry, where one of the recording beams must be the same for both structures. As in other systems such as grating induced transparency (GIT) or coupled-resonator-induced transparency (CRIT), by using the coupled wave theory it is shown that this holographic structure represents a classical analogue of the electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT). Analytical expressions were obtained for the transmittance induced at the forbidden band (spectral hole) and conditions where the group velocity was slowed down were analyzed. Moreover, the propagation of Gaussian pulses is analyzed for this system by obtaining, after further approximations, analytical expressions for the distortion of the transmitted field. As a result, we demonstrate the conditions where the transmitted pulse is slowed down and its shape is only slightly distorted. Finally, by comparing with the exact solutions obtained, the range of validity of all the analytical formulae was verified, demonstrating that the error is very low.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography

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Original Manuscript: February 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2011
Published: March 29, 2011

Luis Carretero, Salvador Blaya, Pablo Acebal, Antonio Fimia, Roque Madrigal, and Angel Murciano, "Coupled wave analysis of holographically induced transparency (HIT) generated by two multiplexed volume gratings," Opt. Express 19, 7094-7105 (2011)

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