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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 25 — Dec. 11, 2006
  • pp: 12467–12472

Slow light and voltage control of group velocity in resonantly coupled quantum wells

Pavel Ginzburg and Meir Orenstein  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 12467-12472 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.012467


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Abstract

We analyze slow light propagation in a coupled semiconductor quantum wells system exhibiting tunneling induced transparency. A group index as high as 85, for simple applicable GaAs/AlGaAs quantum wells structures, is predicted. Using DC voltage, the resonant tunneling rate can be altered and the related group index can be controlled over a broad range.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 16, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 30, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 1, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

Citation
Pavel Ginzburg and Meir Orenstein, "Slow light and voltage control of group velocity in resonantly coupled quantum wells," Opt. Express 14, 12467-12472 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-25-12467


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