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Dynamical trapping of light in coupled laser arrays: slow or fast?
Author(s): Yuval Yifat; Christopher Long; Jacob Scheuer; Eli Kapon
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Paper Abstract

We study the dynamics of coupled arrays of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) under optical injection of light into on of the VCSEL in the array In spite of a theoretical expectation for slow light propagation exhibiting resonance tunneling of the injected pulse to its adjacent lasers we observed the opposite effect - the light was first observed in the VCSEL furthest away from the injection point. These rather surprising results are presented and several possible explanations are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8273, Advances in Slow and Fast Light V, 827305 (8 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.914739
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Yuval Yifat, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Christopher Long, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland)
Jacob Scheuer, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Eli Kapon, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8273:
Advances in Slow and Fast Light V
Selim M. Shahriar; Frank A. Narducci, Editor(s)

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