Slow-light dynamics from electromagnetically-induced-transparency spectra

M. Klein, M. Hohensee, Y. Xiao, R. Kalra, D. F. Phillips, R. L. Walsworth

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We show how slow-light pulse delays in realistic electromagnetically- induced-transparency (EIT) media can be determined directly from static transmission spectra. Using only the measured EIT linewidth and off-resonant transmission, the absolute delay of a slow-light pulse in an optically thick, power-broadened medium can be simply and accurately determined, while capturing more complex optical pumping behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number053833
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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