Slow, Ultraslow, Stored, and Frozen Light Academic Article uri icon


  • The experiments in which light was slowed, frozen, reversed and stored in hot atomic vapors via electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) were illustrated. The reduction of group velocity of light down to a few meters per second in coherently driven atomic system was discussed. Slow, ultraslow and frozen light via atomic coherence have found many important applications in low-intensity nonlinear optics and metrology.

author list (cited authors)

  • Matsko, A. B., kocharovskaya, O., Rostovtsev, Y., Welch, G. R., Zibrov, A. S., & Scully, M. O

complete list of authors

  • Matsko, Andrey B||kocharovskaya, Olga||Rostovtsev, Yuri||Welch, George R||Zibrov, Alexander S||Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • January 1, 2001 11:11 AM