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All-optical coherent stopping, storage, and time-reversal of light
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Paper Abstract

We show that the use of tunable photonic structures opens up unprecedented possibilities in information processing. In particular, we introduce an all-optical adiabatic bandwidth compression and frequency conversion process that overcomes the classical bandwidth-delay constraint in optics. This process requires only very small index modulations (δn/n<10-4) performed at moderate speeds, and yet can alter the spectrum of a photon almost at will. As examples of this process, we show how light pulses can be stopped and stored all-optically in multitude of systems without using any resonant or coherent electronic interactions. We also show how light pulses can be time-reversed using only linear optical elements and modulators. Such systems open up new opportunities in both fundamental sciences and technological applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5597, Nanophotonics for Communication: Materials and Devices, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.582843
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Mehmet Fatih Yanik, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Shanhui Fan, Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5597:
Nanophotonics for Communication: Materials and Devices
Michal F. Lipson; George Barbastathis; Achyut K. Dutta; Kiyoshi Asakawa, Editor(s)

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