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We demonstrate slow light via population oscillation in semiconductor quantum-well structures for the first time. A group velocity as low as 9600 m/s is inferred from the experimentally measured dispersive characteristics. The transparency window exhibits a bandwidth as large as 2 GHz.
We report the experimental demonstration of tunable ultraslow light using a 1.55 um vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) at room temperature. By varying the bias current around lasing threshold, we achieve tunable delay of an intensity modulated signal input. Delays up to 100 ps are measured for a broadband signal with modulation frequency of 2.8… (More)
We report room temperature demonstration of slow light propagation via coherent population oscillation (CPO) in a GaAs quantum well waveguide. Measurements of the group delay of an amplitude modulated signal resonant with the heavy-hole exciton transition reveal delays as long as 830 ps. The measured bandwidth, which approaches 100 MHz, is related to the… (More)
We demonstrate a quantum-dot microcavity by coupling core-shell semiconductor nanocrystals to a fused-silica microsphere. We show that the composite microcavity can feature Q factors of the order of 10(8), providing a model system for investigating cavity QED and microlasers at the level of single quantum dots.
Susanta Sarkar,1 Phedon Palinginis,1 Pei-Cheng Ku,2 Connie J. Chang-Hasnain,2 N. H. Kwong,3 R. Binder,3 and Hailin Wang1 1Department of Physics, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403, USA 2Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA 3Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona,… (More)
We report experimental studies of absorption quantum beats induced by electron spin coherence in GaAs quantum wells. Absorption quantum beats occur for strongly localized excitons, but nearly vanish for mobile excitons in the third order nonlinear optical response. Pronounced quantum beats for mobile excitons emerge in an unusual fifth order process. These… (More)