Slow light with opto-acoustic gap solitons

Richard S. Tasgal, Y. B. Band, Boris A. Malomed

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Optical gap solitons can couple to acoustic waves through electrostriction, giving rise to "gap-acoustic" solitons (GASs). We show that supersonic GASs are unstable, which results in changes in speed, and ultimately very slow (subsonic) light.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSlow and Fast Light, SL 2007
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)1557528446, 9781557528445
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007
EventSlow and Fast Light, SL 2007 - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: 8 Jul 20078 Jul 2007

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceSlow and Fast Light, SL 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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