Exotic effects of slow light have been observed in the laboratory. But most currently available texts do not explore the wider field of slow light in photonic structures and optical fibers. Reflecting recent research, this book presents a comprehensive introduction to slow light and its potential applications, including storage, switching, DOD applications, and nonlinear optics. Leading authorities in fields as diverse as atomic vapor spectroscopy, fiber amplifiers, and integrated optics provide an interdisciplinary perspective. Each section addresses slow light in a different medium, namely atomic media, semiconductors, fibers, and photonic structures.
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John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA University of Melbourne