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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: 5840–5848

Tunable slow and fast light device based on a carbon nanotube resonator

Jin-Jin Li and Ka-Di Zhu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 5840-5848 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.005840


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Abstract

We report a tunable slow and fast light device based on a carbon nanotube resonator, in the presence of a strong pump laser and a weak signal laser. Detailed analysis shows that the signal laser displays the superluminal and ultraslow light characteristics via passing through a suspended carbon nanotube resonator, while the incident pump laser is on- and off-resonant with the exciton frequency, respectively. In particular, the fast and slow light correspond to the negative and positive dispersion, respectively, associating with the vanished absorption. The bandwidth of the signal spectrum is determined by the vibration decay rate of carbon nanotube.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: November 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2012
Published: February 27, 2012

Citation
Jin-Jin Li and Ka-Di Zhu, "Tunable slow and fast light device based on a carbon nanotube resonator," Opt. Express 20, 5840-5848 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-6-5840


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