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Light pulse delay in semiconductor quantum well Bragg structures
Author(s): N. H. Kwong; Z. S. Yang; D. T. Nguyen; R. Binder; Arthur L. Smirl
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Paper Abstract

We present a theoretical analysis of light pulse delay in resonant photonic bandgap structures made from Bragg-spaced semiconductor quantum wells. Quantum well Bragg structures offer the possibility for parametric manipulation of the polariton band structure. This, in turn, may be used for stopping, storing, and releasing of light pulses. Based on a theoretical model utilizing a time-dependent transfer matrix approach to the solution of Maxwell's equations, we study light pulse propagation, light pulse trapping and releasing, and light pulse deformation in these structures. We discuss the photonic band structure concepts relevant to our light delay scheme and present numerical simulation results of pulse delay through presently existing quantum well Bragg structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6130, Advanced Optical and Quantum Memories and Computing III, 61300A (21 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660188
Show Author Affiliations
N. H. Kwong, College of Optical Sciences, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Z. S. Yang, College of Optical Sciences, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
D. T. Nguyen, College of Optical Sciences, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
R. Binder, College of Optical Sciences, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Arthur L. Smirl, Univ. of Iowa (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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