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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2007
  • pp: 915–917

Enhancing the spectral sensitivity of interferometers using slow-light media

Zhimin Shi, Robert W. Boyd, Daniel J. Gauthier, and C. C. Dudley  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 8, pp. 915-917 (2007)

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We demonstrate experimentally that the spectral sensitivity of an interferometer can be greatly enhanced by introducing a slow-light medium into it. The experimental results agree very well with theoretical predictions that the enhancement factor of the spectral sensitivity is equal to the group index n g of the slow-light medium.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: November 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 25, 2007
Published: March 19, 2007

Zhimin Shi, Robert W. Boyd, Daniel J. Gauthier, and C. C. Dudley, "Enhancing the spectral sensitivity of interferometers using slow-light media," Opt. Lett. 32, 915-917 (2007)

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