Group velocity reduction by decay-induced interference

D. Bortman-Arbiv, A. D. Wilson-Gordon, H. Friedmann

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The decay-induced interference effects in order to slow down light propagation is studied. The system investigated is a V-shaped closed three-level system, with lower level |1> and upper levels |2≫ and |3>. The absorption of a single weak probe in the system has been shown to exhibit ultranarrow resonances. The steep dispersion accompanying the transparency leads to group velocity reduction and a weak pulse of spectral width similar to the width of the transparency region propagates in the medium with a highly reduced group velocity.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2000
Event2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2000) - Nice, France
Duration: 10 Sep 200015 Sep 2000


Conference2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2000)
CityNice, France


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