Slow light in Doppler-broadened two-level systems Academic Article uri icon


  • We show that the propagation of light in a Doppler-broadened medium can be slowed down considerably even though such medium exhibits very flat dispersion. The slowing down is achieved by the application of a saturating counter propagating beam that produces a hole in the inhomogeneous line shape. In atomic vapors, we calculate group indices of the order of [Formula Presented] The calculations include all coherence effects. 2003 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Agarwal, G. S., & Dey, T. N.

citation count

  • 53

complete list of authors

  • Agarwal, GS||Dey, Tarak Nath

publication date

  • December 2003