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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2007
  • pp: 3333–3335

Stopping and time reversing a light pulse using dynamic loss tuning of coupled-resonator delay lines

Sunil Sandhu, M. L. Povinelli, and Shanhui Fan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 22, pp. 3333-3335 (2007)

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We introduce a light-stopping process that uses dynamic loss tuning in coupled-resonator delay lines. We demonstrate via numerical simulations that increasing the loss of selected resonators traps light in a zero group velocity mode concentrated in the low-loss portions of the delay line. The large dynamic range achievable for loss modulation should increase the light-stopping bandwidth relative to previous approaches based on refractive index tuning.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(200.4740) Optics in computing : Optical processing
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: July 23, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 18, 2007
Published: November 12, 2007

Sunil Sandhu, M. L. Povinelli, and Shanhui Fan, "Stopping and time reversing a light pulse using dynamic loss tuning of coupled-resonator delay lines," Opt. Lett. 32, 3333-3335 (2007)

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