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ISBN 9781420061512
Published December 22, 2008 by CRC Press
404 Pages 243 B/W Illustrations

 
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The exotic effects of slow light have been widely observed in the laboratory. However, current literature fails to explore the wider field of slow light in photonic structures and optical fibers.

Reflecting recent research, Slow Light: Science and Applications presents a comprehensive introduction to slow light and its potential applications, including storage, switching, DOD applications, and nonlinear optics. The book covers fundamentals of slow light in various media, including atomic media, semiconductors, fibers, and photonic structures. Leading authorities in such diverse fields as atomic vapor spectroscopy, fiber amplifiers, and integrated optics provide an interdisciplinary perspective. They uncover potential applications in both linear and nonlinear optics.

While it is impossible to account for all the captivating developments that have occurred in the last few years, this book provides an exceptional survey of the current state of the slow light field.

Table of Contents

Fundamental Physics of Slow Light in Different Media
Slow Light in Atomic Vapors
R. M. Camacho and J. C. Howell
Slow and Fast Light in Semiconductors
S.-W. Chang and S. L. Chuang
Slow Light in Optical Waveguides
Z. Zhu, D. J. Gauthier, A. L. Gaeta,
and R. W. Boyd
Slow Light in Photonic Crystal Waveguides
T. F. Krauss

Slow Light in Periodic Photonic Structures
Periodic Coupled Resonator Structures
J. K.S. Poon, P. Chak, J. E. Sipe, and A. Yariv
Resonator-Mediated Slow Light: Novel Structures, Applications, and Tradeoffs
A. B. Matsko and L. Maleki
Disordered Optical Slow-Wave Structures: What Is the Velocity of Slow Light?
S. Mookherjea

Slow Light in Fibers
Slow and Fast Light Propagation in Narrow Band Raman-Assisted Fiber Parametric Amplifiers
G. Eisenstein, E. Shumakher, and A. Willinger
Slow and Fast Light Using Stimulated Brillouin Scattering: A Highly Flexible Approach
 L. Thévenaz

Slow Light and Nonlinear Phenomena
Nonlinear Slow-Wave Structures
A. Melloni and F. Morichetti
Slow Light Gap Solitons
J.T. Mok, I. C.M. Littler, M. Ibsen, C. Martijn de Sterke, and B. J. Eggleton
Coherent Control and NonlinearWave Mixing in Slow LightMedia
Y. Rostovtsev

Dynamic Structures for Storing Light
Stopping and Storing Light in Semiconductor QuantumWells and OpticalMicroresonators
N. H. Kwong, J. E. Sipe, R. Binder, Z. Yang, and A. L. Smirl
Stopping Light via Dynamic Tuning of Coupled Resonators
S. Fan and M. L. Povinelli

Applications
Bandwidth Limitation in Slow Light Schemes
J. B. Khurgin
Reconfigurable Signal Processing Using Slow-Light-Based Tunable
Optical Delay Lines
A. E. Willner, B. Zhang, and L. Zhang
Slow Light Buffers for Packet Switching
R. S. Tucker
Application of Slow Light to Phased Array Radar Beam Steering
Z. Dutton, M. Bashkansky, and M. Steiner
Index

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