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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2880–2882

Coherent dynamics of self-induced ultraslow light for all-optical switching

B. S. Ham and J. Hahn  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 23, pp. 2880-2882 (2008)

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Coherent dynamics of slow light for all-optical switching is investigated in a multilevel system of solids for an understanding of self-induced ultraslow light. In an optical population shelving system of a rare-earth doped solid, dynamics of the slow light are presented by using a third optical field controlling shelved atom population. Unlike two-photon coherence-based delayed all-optical switching utilizing electromagnetically induced transparency, the present method relies on one-photon coherence controlling shelved atom population.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: September 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 27, 2008
Published: November 26, 2008

B. S. Ham and J. Hahn, "Coherent dynamics of self-induced ultraslow light for all-optical switching," Opt. Lett. 33, 2880-2882 (2008)

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