Fiber-based slow-light technologies


Journal Article (Review)

A review of current fiber-based technologies capable of producing slow-light effects is presented, with emphasis on the applicability of these technologies to telecommunications. We begin with a review of the basic concepts of phase velocity, group velocity, and group delay. We then present a survey of some of the figures of merit used to quantify the engineering properties of slow-light systems. We also present a description of several of the physical processes that are commonly used to induce a slow-light effect. Finally, a review of some recent advances in this field is presented. © 2008 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gehring, GM; Boyd, RW; Gaeta, AL; Gauthier, DJ; Willner, AE

Published Date

  • December 1, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 23

Start / End Page

  • 3752 - 3762

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0733-8724

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/JLT.2008.2004883

Citation Source

  • Scopus