Slow light in Doppler-broadened two-level systems

Agarwal, G. S. ; Nath Dey, Tarak (2003) Slow light in Doppler-broadened two-level systems Physical Review A, 68 (6). 063816_1-063816_4. ISSN 1050-2947

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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 103. The calculations include all coherence effects.

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