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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2005
  • pp: 1560–1562

Storage and release of femtosecond laser pulses in a resonant photonic crystal

Jianying Zhou, Huiguo Shao, Ji Zhao, Xiangyang Yu, and K. S. Wong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 12, pp. 1560-1562 (2005)

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Femtosecond laser pulses with suitable pulse areas are shown to decelerate and stop inside a resonant photonic crystal. The release of the stored fields can be achieved through pulse collision by use of an external optical pulse as a control field. The duty cycle efficiency of the storage and release of light is shown to be as much as 96%. The proposed technique is applied to a real photonic system with finite thickness of atomic layers.

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OCIS Codes
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena

Jianying Zhou, Huiguo Shao, Ji Zhao, Xiangyang Yu, and K. S. Wong, "Storage and release of femtosecond laser pulses in a resonant photonic crystal," Opt. Lett. 30, 1560-1562 (2005)

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