What are the limits to the time delay achievable using "slow- light" methods

Robert W. Boyd, Nick Lepeshkin, Aaron Schweinsberg, Petros Zerom, George Gehring, Giovanni Piredda, Zhimin Shi, Heedeuk Shin, Q Han Park

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Abstract

Practical applications of slow light methods require that one be able to controllably delay a pulse of light by many pulse lengths. In this contribution we analyze the possible limitations to the maximum achievable time delay and suggest methods for overcoming these limits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsM.W. McCall, G. Dewar, M.A. Noginov
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
Volume5924
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventComplex Mediums VI: Light and Complexity - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2005 Jul 312005 Aug 2

Other

OtherComplex Mediums VI: Light and Complexity
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period05/7/3105/8/2

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Keywords

  • Group velocity
  • Slow light propagation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Boyd, R. W., Lepeshkin, N., Schweinsberg, A., Zerom, P., Gehring, G., Piredda, G., Shi, Z., Shin, H., & Park, Q. H. (2005). What are the limits to the time delay achievable using "slow- light" methods. In M. W. McCall, G. Dewar, & M. A. Noginov (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 5924, pp. 1-5). [592402] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.617736