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Light pulse slowing down using backward-wave four-wave mixing
Author(s): Konstantin Shcherbin; Pierre Mathey
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Paper Abstract

The nonlinear phase shift per unit length acquired by the transmitted and phase conjugate waves in backward-wave four-wave mixing may be considered as an effective refractive index. Consequently, a narrow spectrum of the nonlinear phase shift in non-degenerate frequency interaction corresponds to natural dispersion and such interaction may be used for temporal manipulation of light pulses. Analysis of the narrow spectra of the nonlinear phase shift shows high potential of the backward-wave four-wave for slowing down of light pulses. The slowing down is achieved using backward-wave four-wave mixing in media with local and nonlocal response. The delay and shape transformation of output pulses are studied and compared for the transmitted and phase conjugate channels. It is shown that the phase conjugate pulse achieves a longer delay under typical experimental conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9763, Slow Light, Fast Light, and Opto-Atomic Precision Metrology IX, 97631N (7 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2220190
Show Author Affiliations
Konstantin Shcherbin, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)
Pierre Mathey, Lab. Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne, CNRS, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9763:
Slow Light, Fast Light, and Opto-Atomic Precision Metrology IX
Selim M. Shahriar; Jacob Scheuer, Editor(s)

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