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Slow light in vertically coupled whispering gallery mode resonators
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Paper Abstract

We theoretically study propagation of light in a vertically coupled whispering gallery mode resonator (WGMR) waveguide consisting of a chain of disc WGMRs etched on the surface of a cylinder made of an optically transparent material. The waveguide is capable of reducing the group velocity of light by as much as a factor of a billion, is much more efficient than usual coupled resonator optical waveguides, and compete with slow light atomic systems. We discuss practical as well as fundamental advantages and disadvantages of the resonator and atomic delay lines.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 2006
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 6130, Advanced Optical and Quantum Memories and Computing III, 61300R (21 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660182
Show Author Affiliations
Lute Maleki, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Andrey B. Matsko, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Anatoliy A. Savchenkov, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Dmitry Strekalov, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6130:
Advanced Optical and Quantum Memories and Computing III
Hans J. Coufal; Zameer U. Hasan; Alan E. Craig, Editor(s)

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