Accession Number:

ADA478047

Title:

Applications of Slow Light in Telecommunications

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ROCHESTER UNIV NY INST OF OPTICS

Report Date:

2006-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Over the past several years, researchers have been intrigued by the possibility of using nonlinear optical methods to exercise unprecedented control over the propagation velocity of light pulses through material systems. Exotic effects such as slow light, fast light and even stored light have been observed in the laboratory. Now, optical scientists are turning their attention toward developing useful applications of slow light, including controllable optical delay lines, optical buffers and true time delay methods for synthetic aperture radar. This article reviews recent progress in developing slow-light methods for these applications.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE