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Few photon switching with slow light in hollow fiber
Author(s): M. Bajcsy; S. Hofferberth; V. Balic; T. Peyronel; M. Hafezi; A. S. Zibrov; V. Vuletic; M. D. Lukin
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Paper Abstract

Cold atoms confined inside a hollow-core photonic-crystal fiber with core diameters of a few photon wavelengths are a promising medium for studying nonlinear optical interactions at extremely low light levels. The high electric field intensity per photon and interaction lengths not limited by diffraction are some of the unique features of this system. Here, we present the results of our first nonlinear optics experiments in this system including a demonstration of an all-optical switch that is activated at energies corresponding to few hundred optical photons per pulse.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7226, Advances in Slow and Fast Light II, 722609 (2 February 2009);
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M. Bajcsy, Harvard Univ. (United States)
S. Hofferberth, Harvard Univ. (United States)
V. Balic, Harvard Univ. (United States)
T. Peyronel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
M. Hafezi, Harvard Univ. (United States)
A. S. Zibrov, Harvard Univ. (United States)
V. Vuletic, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
M. D. Lukin, Harvard Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7226:
Advances in Slow and Fast Light II
Selim M. Shahriar; Philip R. Hemmer; John R. Lowell, Editor(s)

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