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The maximum group delay in a resonator: an unconventional approach
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Paper Abstract

We introduce a definition of group velocity for a system with a discreet spectrum and apply it to a linear resonator. We show that a positive, negative, or zero group velocity can be obtained for light propagating in the whispering gallery modes of a microspherical resonator. The associated group delay is practically independent of the ring-down time of the resonator. We demonstrate "stopped light" in an experiment with a fused silica microsphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6452, Laser Resonators and Beam Control IX, 64520P (14 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.714218
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Andrey B. Matsko, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Anatoliy A. Savchenkov, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Dmitry Strekalov, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Lute Maleki, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6452:
Laser Resonators and Beam Control IX
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Editor(s)

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