Diffusion of slow-light in thermal vapor

O. Firstenberg, M. Shuker, R. Pugatch, D. R. Fredkin, N. Davidson, A. Ron

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We study the effect of thermal atomic motion on slow-light in electromagneticallyinduced transparency medium. By incorporating the atomic motion and collisions into the Maxwell-Bloch equations, we find a spatial-frequency transmission filter that leads to diffusionlike behavior of the slow-light envelope.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventSlow and Fast Light, SL 2008 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 13 Jul 200816 Jul 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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