Fast-Light to Slow-Light Switching in a Laser Cavity


We report on experimental work investigating slow- and fast-light in a ring-laser cavity that utilizes a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) as its primary gain medium. By allowing a pulse to propagate around the loop multiple times, we are able to achieve a tunable delay-bandwidth product near 10 for a 10-ps pulse. Our results show a shift between fast… (More)


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