Addressing the delay-time-bandwidth problem in slow light Conference Paper uri icon


  • For many applications of slow or stopped light, the delay-time-bandwidth product is a fundamental issue. However, existing slow light demonstrations do not give a satisfactory delay-time bandwidth product, especially in room temperature solids. Here we demonstrate that the use of artificial inhomogeneous broadening has the potential to solve this problem by simultaneously slow down all the frequency components of the input pulse. The proof of principle experiment was done using three-wave mixing in a photorefractive crystal Ce:BaTiO3where Bragg selection is used to provide the inhomogeneity.

name of conference

  • Advanced Optical and Quantum Memories and Computing II

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of SPIE

author list (cited authors)

  • Hemmer, P., Qing, D., & Deng, Z.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Hemmer, Philip||Qing, De-Kui||Deng, Zhijie

editor list (cited editors)

  • Coufal, H. J., Hasan, Z. U., & Craig, A. E.

publication date

  • April 2005