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Design considerations in the realization of slow glass
Author(s): Gregory A. Konesky
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Paper Abstract

When we look through ordinary window pane glass, we see the world through a 2-dimensional optical delay line of approximately 27 picoseconds duration. Were the window made of Diamond, this delay would increase to about 42 picoseconds. Suppose it was possible to increase the effective index of refraction by 18 orders of magnitude. This is the basis of Slow Glass. On-going advances in Electromagnetically Induced Transparency, Bose-Einstein Condensates, Self Induced Transparency, and "Frozen" Light provide engineering pathways toward the realization of Slow Glass. These various approaches to group velocity delay will be compared in various media such as cold gas, hot gas, solid state, fiber optics, and drifting medium in terms of complexity, stability, and magnitude of delay. Design examples will be presented and potential applications discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5893, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging III, 58930U (14 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.616978
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Gregory A. Konesky, SGK Nanostructures, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5893:
Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging III
Ronald E. Meyers; Yanhua Shih, Editor(s)

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