Time-bandwidth problem in room temperature slow light

Ooi, Chong Heng Raymond and Scully, M.O. and Deng, Z.J. and Qing, D.K. and Hemmer, P. and Zubairy, M.S. (2006) Time-bandwidth problem in room temperature slow light. Physical Review Letters, 96 (2). 023602. ISSN 0031-9007, DOI https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.023602.

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Official URL: http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v96/i2/e023602


For many applications of slow or stopped light, the delay-time-bandwidth product is a fundamental issue. So far, however, slow-light demonstrations do not show a large delay-time-bandwidth product, especially in room temperature solids. Here we demonstrate that the use of artificial inhomogeneous broadening has the potential to solve this problem. A proof-of-principle experiment is done using slow light produced by two-beam coupling in a photorefractive crystal CeBaTiO3 where Bragg selection is used to provide the artificial inhomogeneity. Examples of how to generalize this concept for use with other room temperature slow-light solids are also given.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Physics, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Time-bandwidth; Slow-light; Photorefractive crystal
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2013 08:36
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2019 00:48
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/7932

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