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Special Section Guest Editorial: Slow and Fast Light

Paper Abstract

The speed of light in vacuum is one of the most fundamental constants in nature, which underlies many of the basic properties of the universe. There is no wonder, therefore, that the first attempts to understand and control the speed of light can be traced back to some of the pioneers of electromagnetic waves theory such as Lorentz, Sommerfeld, and Brillouin. The efforts to understand the fundamental properties of light propagation through slow- and, in particular, fast-light media triggered a plethora of studies, intense debates, and controversies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 2014
PDF: 2 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(10) 102701 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.10.102701
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 10
Show Author Affiliations
Selim M. Shahriar, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Jacob Scheuer, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)

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