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Control of ultrafast pulse propagation in semiconductor components
Author(s): Mike van der Poel; Per L. Hansen; Jesper Mørk
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Paper Abstract

Time shifting of optical pulses with duration in the range from 100 fs to a few ps represents one extreme of slow light, where THz bandwidth for the slow down or speed up is necessary. The physics of the time shifting of such very short pulses involves the gain saturation of the optical medium and is different from the slow-light mechanisms responsible for time shifting of pulses of narrower bandwidth. Experimental and theoretical results with semiconductor components are presented, emphasizing the physics as well as the limitations imposed by the dynamical processes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7214, Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors and Nanostructure Materials XIII, 72140K (7 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.814160
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Mike van der Poel, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Per L. Hansen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Jesper Mørk, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7214:
Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors and Nanostructure Materials XIII
Kong-Thon Tsen; Jin-Joo Song; Markus Betz; Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi, Editor(s)

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