Atomic absorbers for controlling pulse propagation in resonators. Academic Article uri icon


  • We consider pulse propagation through a Fabry-Perot cavity with silver mirrors that contain macroscopic samples of resonant absorbers. We show that the pulse velocity can be tuned from subluminal to superluminal in a strongly coupled atom-cavity system. We delineate the effects of the interplay of cavity and absorbers. We demonstrate the saturation effects of pulse advancement with increasing mirror thickness and atomic damping.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Manga Rao, V., Dutta Gupta, S., & Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 52

complete list of authors

  • Manga Rao, VSC||Dutta Gupta, Subhasish||Agarwal, Girish S

publication date

  • February 2004