P. Lambropoulos, G. M. Nikolopoulos, T. R. Nielsen, and S. Bay, “Fundamental quantum optics in structured reservoirs,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 63, 455–503 (2000).

[CrossRef]

M. Blaauboer, G. Kurizki, and B. A. Malomed, “Spatiotemporally localized solitons in resonantly absorbing Bragg reflectors,” Phys. Rev. E 62, R57–R59 (2000).

[CrossRef]

H. G. Winful and V. Perlin, “Raman gap solitons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3586–3589 (2000).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Lukin and A. Imamoǧlu, “Nonlinear optics and quantum entanglement of ultraslow single photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 1419–1422 (2000).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Blaauboer, G. Kurizki, and B. A. Malomed, “Spatiotemporally localized multidimensional solitons in self-induced transparency media,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 1906–1909 (2000).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

S. Harris and L. Hau, “Nonlinear optics at low light levels,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4611–4614 (1999).

[CrossRef]

C. Greiner, B. Boggs, T. Loftus, T. Wang, and T. Mossberg, “Polarization-dependent Rabi frequency beats in the coherent response of Tm^{3+} in YAG,” Phys. Rev. A 60, R2657–R2660 (1999).

[CrossRef]

G. Khitrova, H. Gibbs, F. Jahnke, M. Kira, and S. Koch, “Nonlinear optics of normal-mode-coupling semiconductor microcavities,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 71, 1591–1640 (1999).

[CrossRef]

T. Opatrný, B. Malomed, and G. Kurizki, “Dark and bright solitons in resonantly absorbing gratings,” Phys. Rev. E 60, 6137–6149 (1999).

[CrossRef]

A. Kozhekin and G. Kurizki, “Standing and moving gap solitons in resonantly absorbing gratings,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3647–3650 (1998).

[CrossRef]

S. Harris and Y. Yamamoto, “Photon switching by quantum interference,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3611–3614 (1998).

[CrossRef]

N. Aközbek and S. John, “Self-induced transparency solitary waves in a doped nonlinear photonic band gap material,” Phys. Rev. E 58, 3876–3895 (1998).

[CrossRef]

H. Kimble, “Strong interaction of single atoms and photons in cavity QED,” Phys. Scr. 76, 127–137 (1998).

[CrossRef]

A. Imamoǧlu, H. Schmidt, G. Woods, and M. Deutsch, “Strongly interacting photons in a nonlinear cavity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 1467–1470 (1997).

[CrossRef]

S. Harris, “Electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Today 50, 36–42 (1997).

[CrossRef]

H. Schmidt and A. Imamoğlu, “Giant Kerr nonlinearities obtained by electromagnetically induced transparency,” Opt. Lett. 21, 1936–1938 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

B. Eggleton, R. Slusher, C. de Sterke, P. Krug, and J. Sipe, “Bragg grating solitons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1627–1630 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

P. Villeneuve, S. Fan, and J. Joannopoulos, “Microcavities in photonic crystals: mode symmetry, tunability, and coupling efficiency,” Phys. Rev. B 54, 7837–7842 (1996).

[CrossRef]

Z. Cheng and G. Kurizki, “Optical ‘multiexcitons’: quantum gap solitons in nonlinear Bragg reflectors,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3430–3433 (1995).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. Kozhekin and G. Kurizki, “Self-induced transparency in Bragg reflectors: gap solitons near absorption resonances,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5020–5023 (1995).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

B. Mantsyzov, “Gap 2π pulse with an inhomogeneously broadened line and an oscillating solitary wave,” Phys. Rev. A 51, 4939–4943 (1995).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. Kofman, G. Kurizki, and B. Sherman, “Spontaneous and induced atomic decay in photonic band structures,” J. Mod. Opt. 41, 353–384 (1994).

[CrossRef]

M. Scalora, J. Dowling, C. Bowden, and M. Bloemer, “Optical limiting and switching of ultrashort pulses in nonlinear photonic band gap materials,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1368–1371 (1994).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. Bloemer, “The photonic band edge optical diode,” J. Appl. Phys. 76, 2023–2026 (1994).

[CrossRef]

J. Feng and F. Kneubuhl, “Solitons in a periodic structure with Kerr nonlinearity,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 590 (1993).

[CrossRef]

S. John and J. Wang, “Quantum optics of localized light in a photonic band gap,” Phys. Rev. B 43, 12772–12789 (1991).

[CrossRef]

E. Yablonovitch, T. J. Gmitter, R. D. Meade, A. M. Rappe, K. D. Brommer, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Donor and acceptor modes in photonic band structure,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3380–3383 (1991).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. Christodoulides and R. Joseph, “Slow Bragg solitons in nonlinear periodic structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 62, 1746–1749 (1989).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. Aceves and S. Wabnitz, “Self-induced transparency solitons in nonlinear refractive periodic media,” Phys. Lett. A 141, 37–40 (1989).

[CrossRef]

E. Yablonovitch, “Inhibited spontaneous emission in solid-state physics and electronics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059–2062 (1987).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

S. John, “Strong localization of photons in certain disordered dielectric superlattices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2486–2489 (1987).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

S. McCall and E. Hahn, “Self-induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. 183, 457–485 (1969).

[CrossRef]

S. McCall and E. Hahn, “Self-induced transparency by pulsed coherent light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 18, 908–911 (1967).

[CrossRef]

A. Aceves and S. Wabnitz, “Self-induced transparency solitons in nonlinear refractive periodic media,” Phys. Lett. A 141, 37–40 (1989).

[CrossRef]

N. Aközbek and S. John, “Self-induced transparency solitary waves in a doped nonlinear photonic band gap material,” Phys. Rev. E 58, 3876–3895 (1998).

[CrossRef]

P. Lambropoulos, G. M. Nikolopoulos, T. R. Nielsen, and S. Bay, “Fundamental quantum optics in structured reservoirs,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 63, 455–503 (2000).

[CrossRef]

M. Blaauboer, G. Kurizki, and B. A. Malomed, “Spatiotemporally localized multidimensional solitons in self-induced transparency media,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 1906–1909 (2000).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Blaauboer, G. Kurizki, and B. A. Malomed, “Spatiotemporally localized solitons in resonantly absorbing Bragg reflectors,” Phys. Rev. E 62, R57–R59 (2000).

[CrossRef]

M. Scalora, J. Dowling, C. Bowden, and M. Bloemer, “Optical limiting and switching of ultrashort pulses in nonlinear photonic band gap materials,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1368–1371 (1994).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. Bloemer, “The photonic band edge optical diode,” J. Appl. Phys. 76, 2023–2026 (1994).

[CrossRef]

C. Greiner, B. Boggs, T. Loftus, T. Wang, and T. Mossberg, “Polarization-dependent Rabi frequency beats in the coherent response of Tm^{3+} in YAG,” Phys. Rev. A 60, R2657–R2660 (1999).

[CrossRef]

M. Scalora, J. Dowling, C. Bowden, and M. Bloemer, “Optical limiting and switching of ultrashort pulses in nonlinear photonic band gap materials,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1368–1371 (1994).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. Bloemer, “The photonic band edge optical diode,” J. Appl. Phys. 76, 2023–2026 (1994).

[CrossRef]

E. Yablonovitch, T. J. Gmitter, R. D. Meade, A. M. Rappe, K. D. Brommer, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Donor and acceptor modes in photonic band structure,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3380–3383 (1991).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

Z. Cheng and G. Kurizki, “Optical ‘multiexcitons’: quantum gap solitons in nonlinear Bragg reflectors,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3430–3433 (1995).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. Christodoulides and R. Joseph, “Slow Bragg solitons in nonlinear periodic structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 62, 1746–1749 (1989).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

B. Eggleton, R. Slusher, C. de Sterke, P. Krug, and J. Sipe, “Bragg grating solitons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1627–1630 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. Imamoǧlu, H. Schmidt, G. Woods, and M. Deutsch, “Strongly interacting photons in a nonlinear cavity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 1467–1470 (1997).

[CrossRef]

M. Scalora, J. Dowling, C. Bowden, and M. Bloemer, “Optical limiting and switching of ultrashort pulses in nonlinear photonic band gap materials,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1368–1371 (1994).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. Bloemer, “The photonic band edge optical diode,” J. Appl. Phys. 76, 2023–2026 (1994).

[CrossRef]

B. Eggleton, R. Slusher, C. de Sterke, P. Krug, and J. Sipe, “Bragg grating solitons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1627–1630 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

P. Villeneuve, S. Fan, and J. Joannopoulos, “Microcavities in photonic crystals: mode symmetry, tunability, and coupling efficiency,” Phys. Rev. B 54, 7837–7842 (1996).

[CrossRef]

J. Feng and F. Kneubuhl, “Solitons in a periodic structure with Kerr nonlinearity,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 590 (1993).

[CrossRef]

G. Khitrova, H. Gibbs, F. Jahnke, M. Kira, and S. Koch, “Nonlinear optics of normal-mode-coupling semiconductor microcavities,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 71, 1591–1640 (1999).

[CrossRef]

E. Yablonovitch, T. J. Gmitter, R. D. Meade, A. M. Rappe, K. D. Brommer, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Donor and acceptor modes in photonic band structure,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3380–3383 (1991).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

C. Greiner, B. Boggs, T. Loftus, T. Wang, and T. Mossberg, “Polarization-dependent Rabi frequency beats in the coherent response of Tm^{3+} in YAG,” Phys. Rev. A 60, R2657–R2660 (1999).

[CrossRef]

S. McCall and E. Hahn, “Self-induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. 183, 457–485 (1969).

[CrossRef]

S. McCall and E. Hahn, “Self-induced transparency by pulsed coherent light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 18, 908–911 (1967).

[CrossRef]

S. Harris and L. Hau, “Nonlinear optics at low light levels,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4611–4614 (1999).

[CrossRef]

S. Harris and Y. Yamamoto, “Photon switching by quantum interference,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3611–3614 (1998).

[CrossRef]

S. Harris, “Electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Today 50, 36–42 (1997).

[CrossRef]

S. Harris and L. Hau, “Nonlinear optics at low light levels,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4611–4614 (1999).

[CrossRef]

M. Lukin and A. Imamoǧlu, “Nonlinear optics and quantum entanglement of ultraslow single photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 1419–1422 (2000).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. Imamoǧlu, H. Schmidt, G. Woods, and M. Deutsch, “Strongly interacting photons in a nonlinear cavity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 1467–1470 (1997).

[CrossRef]

G. Khitrova, H. Gibbs, F. Jahnke, M. Kira, and S. Koch, “Nonlinear optics of normal-mode-coupling semiconductor microcavities,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 71, 1591–1640 (1999).

[CrossRef]

P. Villeneuve, S. Fan, and J. Joannopoulos, “Microcavities in photonic crystals: mode symmetry, tunability, and coupling efficiency,” Phys. Rev. B 54, 7837–7842 (1996).

[CrossRef]

E. Yablonovitch, T. J. Gmitter, R. D. Meade, A. M. Rappe, K. D. Brommer, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Donor and acceptor modes in photonic band structure,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3380–3383 (1991).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

N. Aközbek and S. John, “Self-induced transparency solitary waves in a doped nonlinear photonic band gap material,” Phys. Rev. E 58, 3876–3895 (1998).

[CrossRef]

S. John and J. Wang, “Quantum optics of localized light in a photonic band gap,” Phys. Rev. B 43, 12772–12789 (1991).

[CrossRef]

S. John, “Strong localization of photons in certain disordered dielectric superlattices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2486–2489 (1987).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. Christodoulides and R. Joseph, “Slow Bragg solitons in nonlinear periodic structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 62, 1746–1749 (1989).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

G. Khitrova, H. Gibbs, F. Jahnke, M. Kira, and S. Koch, “Nonlinear optics of normal-mode-coupling semiconductor microcavities,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 71, 1591–1640 (1999).

[CrossRef]

H. Kimble, “Strong interaction of single atoms and photons in cavity QED,” Phys. Scr. 76, 127–137 (1998).

[CrossRef]

G. Khitrova, H. Gibbs, F. Jahnke, M. Kira, and S. Koch, “Nonlinear optics of normal-mode-coupling semiconductor microcavities,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 71, 1591–1640 (1999).

[CrossRef]

J. Feng and F. Kneubuhl, “Solitons in a periodic structure with Kerr nonlinearity,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 590 (1993).

[CrossRef]

G. Khitrova, H. Gibbs, F. Jahnke, M. Kira, and S. Koch, “Nonlinear optics of normal-mode-coupling semiconductor microcavities,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 71, 1591–1640 (1999).

[CrossRef]

A. Kofman, G. Kurizki, and B. Sherman, “Spontaneous and induced atomic decay in photonic band structures,” J. Mod. Opt. 41, 353–384 (1994).

[CrossRef]

A. Kozhekin and G. Kurizki, “Standing and moving gap solitons in resonantly absorbing gratings,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3647–3650 (1998).

[CrossRef]

A. Kozhekin and G. Kurizki, “Self-induced transparency in Bragg reflectors: gap solitons near absorption resonances,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5020–5023 (1995).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

B. Eggleton, R. Slusher, C. de Sterke, P. Krug, and J. Sipe, “Bragg grating solitons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1627–1630 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Blaauboer, G. Kurizki, and B. A. Malomed, “Spatiotemporally localized multidimensional solitons in self-induced transparency media,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 1906–1909 (2000).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Blaauboer, G. Kurizki, and B. A. Malomed, “Spatiotemporally localized solitons in resonantly absorbing Bragg reflectors,” Phys. Rev. E 62, R57–R59 (2000).

[CrossRef]

T. Opatrný, B. Malomed, and G. Kurizki, “Dark and bright solitons in resonantly absorbing gratings,” Phys. Rev. E 60, 6137–6149 (1999).

[CrossRef]

A. Kozhekin and G. Kurizki, “Standing and moving gap solitons in resonantly absorbing gratings,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3647–3650 (1998).

[CrossRef]

A. Kozhekin and G. Kurizki, “Self-induced transparency in Bragg reflectors: gap solitons near absorption resonances,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5020–5023 (1995).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

Z. Cheng and G. Kurizki, “Optical ‘multiexcitons’: quantum gap solitons in nonlinear Bragg reflectors,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3430–3433 (1995).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. Kofman, G. Kurizki, and B. Sherman, “Spontaneous and induced atomic decay in photonic band structures,” J. Mod. Opt. 41, 353–384 (1994).

[CrossRef]

P. Lambropoulos, G. M. Nikolopoulos, T. R. Nielsen, and S. Bay, “Fundamental quantum optics in structured reservoirs,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 63, 455–503 (2000).

[CrossRef]

C. Greiner, B. Boggs, T. Loftus, T. Wang, and T. Mossberg, “Polarization-dependent Rabi frequency beats in the coherent response of Tm^{3+} in YAG,” Phys. Rev. A 60, R2657–R2660 (1999).

[CrossRef]

M. Lukin and A. Imamoǧlu, “Nonlinear optics and quantum entanglement of ultraslow single photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 1419–1422 (2000).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

T. Opatrný, B. Malomed, and G. Kurizki, “Dark and bright solitons in resonantly absorbing gratings,” Phys. Rev. E 60, 6137–6149 (1999).

[CrossRef]

M. Blaauboer, G. Kurizki, and B. A. Malomed, “Spatiotemporally localized multidimensional solitons in self-induced transparency media,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 1906–1909 (2000).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Blaauboer, G. Kurizki, and B. A. Malomed, “Spatiotemporally localized solitons in resonantly absorbing Bragg reflectors,” Phys. Rev. E 62, R57–R59 (2000).

[CrossRef]

B. Mantsyzov, “Gap 2π pulse with an inhomogeneously broadened line and an oscillating solitary wave,” Phys. Rev. A 51, 4939–4943 (1995).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

S. McCall and E. Hahn, “Self-induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. 183, 457–485 (1969).

[CrossRef]

S. McCall and E. Hahn, “Self-induced transparency by pulsed coherent light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 18, 908–911 (1967).

[CrossRef]

E. Yablonovitch, T. J. Gmitter, R. D. Meade, A. M. Rappe, K. D. Brommer, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Donor and acceptor modes in photonic band structure,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3380–3383 (1991).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

C. Greiner, B. Boggs, T. Loftus, T. Wang, and T. Mossberg, “Polarization-dependent Rabi frequency beats in the coherent response of Tm^{3+} in YAG,” Phys. Rev. A 60, R2657–R2660 (1999).

[CrossRef]

P. Lambropoulos, G. M. Nikolopoulos, T. R. Nielsen, and S. Bay, “Fundamental quantum optics in structured reservoirs,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 63, 455–503 (2000).

[CrossRef]

P. Lambropoulos, G. M. Nikolopoulos, T. R. Nielsen, and S. Bay, “Fundamental quantum optics in structured reservoirs,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 63, 455–503 (2000).

[CrossRef]

T. Opatrný, B. Malomed, and G. Kurizki, “Dark and bright solitons in resonantly absorbing gratings,” Phys. Rev. E 60, 6137–6149 (1999).

[CrossRef]

H. G. Winful and V. Perlin, “Raman gap solitons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3586–3589 (2000).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

E. Yablonovitch, T. J. Gmitter, R. D. Meade, A. M. Rappe, K. D. Brommer, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Donor and acceptor modes in photonic band structure,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3380–3383 (1991).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Scalora, J. Dowling, C. Bowden, and M. Bloemer, “Optical limiting and switching of ultrashort pulses in nonlinear photonic band gap materials,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1368–1371 (1994).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. Bloemer, “The photonic band edge optical diode,” J. Appl. Phys. 76, 2023–2026 (1994).

[CrossRef]

A. Kofman, G. Kurizki, and B. Sherman, “Spontaneous and induced atomic decay in photonic band structures,” J. Mod. Opt. 41, 353–384 (1994).

[CrossRef]

B. Eggleton, R. Slusher, C. de Sterke, P. Krug, and J. Sipe, “Bragg grating solitons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1627–1630 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

B. Eggleton, R. Slusher, C. de Sterke, P. Krug, and J. Sipe, “Bragg grating solitons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1627–1630 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

P. Villeneuve, S. Fan, and J. Joannopoulos, “Microcavities in photonic crystals: mode symmetry, tunability, and coupling efficiency,” Phys. Rev. B 54, 7837–7842 (1996).

[CrossRef]

A. Aceves and S. Wabnitz, “Self-induced transparency solitons in nonlinear refractive periodic media,” Phys. Lett. A 141, 37–40 (1989).

[CrossRef]

S. John and J. Wang, “Quantum optics of localized light in a photonic band gap,” Phys. Rev. B 43, 12772–12789 (1991).

[CrossRef]

C. Greiner, B. Boggs, T. Loftus, T. Wang, and T. Mossberg, “Polarization-dependent Rabi frequency beats in the coherent response of Tm^{3+} in YAG,” Phys. Rev. A 60, R2657–R2660 (1999).

[CrossRef]

H. G. Winful and V. Perlin, “Raman gap solitons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3586–3589 (2000).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. Imamoǧlu, H. Schmidt, G. Woods, and M. Deutsch, “Strongly interacting photons in a nonlinear cavity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 1467–1470 (1997).

[CrossRef]

E. Yablonovitch, T. J. Gmitter, R. D. Meade, A. M. Rappe, K. D. Brommer, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Donor and acceptor modes in photonic band structure,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3380–3383 (1991).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

E. Yablonovitch, “Inhibited spontaneous emission in solid-state physics and electronics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059–2062 (1987).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

S. Harris and Y. Yamamoto, “Photon switching by quantum interference,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3611–3614 (1998).

[CrossRef]

J. Feng and F. Kneubuhl, “Solitons in a periodic structure with Kerr nonlinearity,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 590 (1993).

[CrossRef]

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. Bloemer, “The photonic band edge optical diode,” J. Appl. Phys. 76, 2023–2026 (1994).

[CrossRef]

A. Kofman, G. Kurizki, and B. Sherman, “Spontaneous and induced atomic decay in photonic band structures,” J. Mod. Opt. 41, 353–384 (1994).

[CrossRef]

A. Aceves and S. Wabnitz, “Self-induced transparency solitons in nonlinear refractive periodic media,” Phys. Lett. A 141, 37–40 (1989).

[CrossRef]

S. McCall and E. Hahn, “Self-induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. 183, 457–485 (1969).

[CrossRef]

B. Mantsyzov, “Gap 2π pulse with an inhomogeneously broadened line and an oscillating solitary wave,” Phys. Rev. A 51, 4939–4943 (1995).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

C. Greiner, B. Boggs, T. Loftus, T. Wang, and T. Mossberg, “Polarization-dependent Rabi frequency beats in the coherent response of Tm^{3+} in YAG,” Phys. Rev. A 60, R2657–R2660 (1999).

[CrossRef]

S. John and J. Wang, “Quantum optics of localized light in a photonic band gap,” Phys. Rev. B 43, 12772–12789 (1991).

[CrossRef]

P. Villeneuve, S. Fan, and J. Joannopoulos, “Microcavities in photonic crystals: mode symmetry, tunability, and coupling efficiency,” Phys. Rev. B 54, 7837–7842 (1996).

[CrossRef]

T. Opatrný, B. Malomed, and G. Kurizki, “Dark and bright solitons in resonantly absorbing gratings,” Phys. Rev. E 60, 6137–6149 (1999).

[CrossRef]

M. Blaauboer, G. Kurizki, and B. A. Malomed, “Spatiotemporally localized solitons in resonantly absorbing Bragg reflectors,” Phys. Rev. E 62, R57–R59 (2000).

[CrossRef]

N. Aközbek and S. John, “Self-induced transparency solitary waves in a doped nonlinear photonic band gap material,” Phys. Rev. E 58, 3876–3895 (1998).

[CrossRef]

B. Eggleton, R. Slusher, C. de Sterke, P. Krug, and J. Sipe, “Bragg grating solitons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1627–1630 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

S. McCall and E. Hahn, “Self-induced transparency by pulsed coherent light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 18, 908–911 (1967).

[CrossRef]

S. Harris and Y. Yamamoto, “Photon switching by quantum interference,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3611–3614 (1998).

[CrossRef]

S. Harris and L. Hau, “Nonlinear optics at low light levels,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4611–4614 (1999).

[CrossRef]

H. G. Winful and V. Perlin, “Raman gap solitons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3586–3589 (2000).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. Imamoǧlu, H. Schmidt, G. Woods, and M. Deutsch, “Strongly interacting photons in a nonlinear cavity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 1467–1470 (1997).

[CrossRef]

M. Blaauboer, G. Kurizki, and B. A. Malomed, “Spatiotemporally localized multidimensional solitons in self-induced transparency media,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 1906–1909 (2000).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. Christodoulides and R. Joseph, “Slow Bragg solitons in nonlinear periodic structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 62, 1746–1749 (1989).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. Kozhekin and G. Kurizki, “Self-induced transparency in Bragg reflectors: gap solitons near absorption resonances,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5020–5023 (1995).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. Kozhekin and G. Kurizki, “Standing and moving gap solitons in resonantly absorbing gratings,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3647–3650 (1998).

[CrossRef]

E. Yablonovitch, T. J. Gmitter, R. D. Meade, A. M. Rappe, K. D. Brommer, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Donor and acceptor modes in photonic band structure,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3380–3383 (1991).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

E. Yablonovitch, “Inhibited spontaneous emission in solid-state physics and electronics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059–2062 (1987).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

S. John, “Strong localization of photons in certain disordered dielectric superlattices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2486–2489 (1987).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

Z. Cheng and G. Kurizki, “Optical ‘multiexcitons’: quantum gap solitons in nonlinear Bragg reflectors,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3430–3433 (1995).

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