C. Conti, G. Assanto, and S. Trillo, “Gap solitons and slow light,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. & Mat. 11, 239–259 (2002).

[CrossRef]

J.P. Prineas, J.Y. Zhou, J. Kuhl, H. M. Gibbs, G. Khitrova, S. W. Koch, and A. Knorr, “Ultrafast ac Stark effect switching of active photonic bandgap from Bragg-periodic semiconductor quantum wells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 4332 (2002).

[CrossRef]

V. G. Arkhipkin and I. V. Timofeev, “Electromagnetically induced transparency: writing, storing, and reading short optical pulses,” JETP Letters 76, 66 (2002).

[CrossRef]

B. I. Mantsyzov and R. A. Silnikov, “Unstable excited and stable oscillating gap 2π pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B19, 2203–2207 (2002).

A. Andre and M.D. Lukin, “Manupulating light pulses via dynamically controlled photonic band gap,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 143602 (2002).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

S. Chi, B. Luo, and H.Y. Tseng, “Ultrashort Bragg soliton in a fiber Bragg grating,” Opt. Comm. 206, 115–121 (2002).

[CrossRef]

J. Cheng and J. Y. Zhou, “Effects of the near-dipole-dipole interaction on gap solitons in resonantly absorbing gratings,” Phys. Rev. E 66, 036606 (2002).

[CrossRef]

B. I. Mantsyzov and R. A. Sil’nikov, “Oscillating gap 2π pulse in resonantly absorbing lattice,” JETP Letters 74, 456–459 (2001).

[CrossRef]

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, “Storage of light in atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783 (2001).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

G. Kurizki, A. E. Kozhekin, T. Opatrny, and B. A. Malomed, “Optical solitons in periodic media with resonant and off-resonant nonlinearities,” Progress in Optics 42, ed. E. Wolf, 93–140 (2001).

[CrossRef]

J. P. Prineas, C. Ell, E. S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, and S. W. Koch, “Exciton-polariton eigenmodes in light-coupled In0.04Ga0.96As/GaAs semiconductor multiple quantum-well structures,” Phys. Rev. B, 61, 13863 (2000).

[CrossRef]

N. G. R. Broderick, P. Millar, D. J. Richardson, J. S. Aitchson, R. De La Rue, and T. Krauss, “Spectral features associated with nonlinear pulse compression in Bragg gratings,” Opt. Lett. 25, 740 (2000).

[CrossRef]

N. G. R. Broderick, D. J. Richarson, and M. Ibsen, “Nonlinear switching in a 20-cm-long fiber Bragg grating,” Opt. Lett. 25, 536 (2000).

[CrossRef]

M. Hübner, J. Prineas, C. Ell, P. Brick, E.S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H.M. Gibbs, and S.W. Koch, “Optical lattices achieved by excitons in periodic quantum well structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2841 (1999).

[CrossRef]

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

[CrossRef]

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

[CrossRef]

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

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Hübner, J. Kuhl, T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, S. W. Koch, R. Hey, and K. Ploog, “Collective effects of excitons in multiple-quantum-well Bragg and anti-Bragg structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4199 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

P. Tran, “Optical switching with a nonlinear photonic crystal: a numerical study,” Opt. Lett. 21, 1138–1140 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

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

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

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

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

E. L. Ivchenko, A. I. Nesvizhskii, and S. Jorda, “Bragg reflection of light from quantum wells” Fiz. Tverd. Tela (St. Petersburg) 36, 2118 (1994) [Phys. Solid State 36, 1156 (1994)].

W. Chen and D. L. Mills, “Gap solitons and the nonlinear optical response of superlattices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 160 (1987).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

B. I. Mantsyzov and R. N. Kuz’min, “Coherent interaction of light with a discrete periodic resonant medium,” Sov. Phys. JETP 64, 37–44 (1986).

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

[CrossRef]

A. Andre and M.D. Lukin, “Manupulating light pulses via dynamically controlled photonic band gap,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 143602 (2002).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

V. G. Arkhipkin and I. V. Timofeev, “Electromagnetically induced transparency: writing, storing, and reading short optical pulses,” JETP Letters 76, 66 (2002).

[CrossRef]

C. Conti, G. Assanto, and S. Trillo, “Gap solitons and slow light,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. & Mat. 11, 239–259 (2002).

[CrossRef]

M. Hübner, J. Prineas, C. Ell, P. Brick, E.S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H.M. Gibbs, and S.W. Koch, “Optical lattices achieved by excitons in periodic quantum well structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2841 (1999).

[CrossRef]

N. G. R. Broderick, D. J. Richarson, and M. Ibsen, “Nonlinear switching in a 20-cm-long fiber Bragg grating,” Opt. Lett. 25, 536 (2000).

[CrossRef]

N. G. R. Broderick, P. Millar, D. J. Richardson, J. S. Aitchson, R. De La Rue, and T. Krauss, “Spectral features associated with nonlinear pulse compression in Bragg gratings,” Opt. Lett. 25, 740 (2000).

[CrossRef]

W. Chen and D. L. Mills, “Gap solitons and the nonlinear optical response of superlattices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 160 (1987).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

J. Cheng and J. Y. Zhou, “Effects of the near-dipole-dipole interaction on gap solitons in resonantly absorbing gratings,” Phys. Rev. E 66, 036606 (2002).

[CrossRef]

S. Chi, B. Luo, and H.Y. Tseng, “Ultrashort Bragg soliton in a fiber Bragg grating,” Opt. Comm. 206, 115–121 (2002).

[CrossRef]

C. Conti, G. Assanto, and S. Trillo, “Gap solitons and slow light,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. & Mat. 11, 239–259 (2002).

[CrossRef]

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

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

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

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

J. P. Prineas, C. Ell, E. S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, and S. W. Koch, “Exciton-polariton eigenmodes in light-coupled In0.04Ga0.96As/GaAs semiconductor multiple quantum-well structures,” Phys. Rev. B, 61, 13863 (2000).

[CrossRef]

M. Hübner, J. Prineas, C. Ell, P. Brick, E.S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H.M. Gibbs, and S.W. Koch, “Optical lattices achieved by excitons in periodic quantum well structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2841 (1999).

[CrossRef]

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, “Storage of light in atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783 (2001).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

J.P. Prineas, J.Y. Zhou, J. Kuhl, H. M. Gibbs, G. Khitrova, S. W. Koch, and A. Knorr, “Ultrafast ac Stark effect switching of active photonic bandgap from Bragg-periodic semiconductor quantum wells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 4332 (2002).

[CrossRef]

J. P. Prineas, C. Ell, E. S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, and S. W. Koch, “Exciton-polariton eigenmodes in light-coupled In0.04Ga0.96As/GaAs semiconductor multiple quantum-well structures,” Phys. Rev. B, 61, 13863 (2000).

[CrossRef]

M. Hübner, J. Prineas, C. Ell, P. Brick, E.S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H.M. Gibbs, and S.W. Koch, “Optical lattices achieved by excitons in periodic quantum well structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2841 (1999).

[CrossRef]

S.L. McCall and E.L. Hahn, Phys. Rev.183, 457 (1969).

[CrossRef]

M. Hübner, J. Kuhl, T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, S. W. Koch, R. Hey, and K. Ploog, “Collective effects of excitons in multiple-quantum-well Bragg and anti-Bragg structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4199 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Hübner, J. Prineas, C. Ell, P. Brick, E.S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H.M. Gibbs, and S.W. Koch, “Optical lattices achieved by excitons in periodic quantum well structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2841 (1999).

[CrossRef]

M. Hübner, J. Kuhl, T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, S. W. Koch, R. Hey, and K. Ploog, “Collective effects of excitons in multiple-quantum-well Bragg and anti-Bragg structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4199 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

E. L. Ivchenko, A. I. Nesvizhskii, and S. Jorda, “Bragg reflection of light from quantum wells” Fiz. Tverd. Tela (St. Petersburg) 36, 2118 (1994) [Phys. Solid State 36, 1156 (1994)].

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

[CrossRef]

E. L. Ivchenko, A. I. Nesvizhskii, and S. Jorda, “Bragg reflection of light from quantum wells” Fiz. Tverd. Tela (St. Petersburg) 36, 2118 (1994) [Phys. Solid State 36, 1156 (1994)].

J.P. Prineas, J.Y. Zhou, J. Kuhl, H. M. Gibbs, G. Khitrova, S. W. Koch, and A. Knorr, “Ultrafast ac Stark effect switching of active photonic bandgap from Bragg-periodic semiconductor quantum wells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 4332 (2002).

[CrossRef]

J. P. Prineas, C. Ell, E. S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, and S. W. Koch, “Exciton-polariton eigenmodes in light-coupled In0.04Ga0.96As/GaAs semiconductor multiple quantum-well structures,” Phys. Rev. B, 61, 13863 (2000).

[CrossRef]

M. Hübner, J. Prineas, C. Ell, P. Brick, E.S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H.M. Gibbs, and S.W. Koch, “Optical lattices achieved by excitons in periodic quantum well structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2841 (1999).

[CrossRef]

J.P. Prineas, J.Y. Zhou, J. Kuhl, H. M. Gibbs, G. Khitrova, S. W. Koch, and A. Knorr, “Ultrafast ac Stark effect switching of active photonic bandgap from Bragg-periodic semiconductor quantum wells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 4332 (2002).

[CrossRef]

M. Hübner, J. Kuhl, T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, S. W. Koch, R. Hey, and K. Ploog, “Collective effects of excitons in multiple-quantum-well Bragg and anti-Bragg structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4199 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

J.P. Prineas, J.Y. Zhou, J. Kuhl, H. M. Gibbs, G. Khitrova, S. W. Koch, and A. Knorr, “Ultrafast ac Stark effect switching of active photonic bandgap from Bragg-periodic semiconductor quantum wells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 4332 (2002).

[CrossRef]

J. P. Prineas, C. Ell, E. S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, and S. W. Koch, “Exciton-polariton eigenmodes in light-coupled In0.04Ga0.96As/GaAs semiconductor multiple quantum-well structures,” Phys. Rev. B, 61, 13863 (2000).

[CrossRef]

M. Hübner, J. Kuhl, T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, S. W. Koch, R. Hey, and K. Ploog, “Collective effects of excitons in multiple-quantum-well Bragg and anti-Bragg structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4199 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Hübner, J. Prineas, C. Ell, P. Brick, E.S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H.M. Gibbs, and S.W. Koch, “Optical lattices achieved by excitons in periodic quantum well structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2841 (1999).

[CrossRef]

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

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

G. Kurizki, A. E. Kozhekin, T. Opatrny, and B. A. Malomed, “Optical solitons in periodic media with resonant and off-resonant nonlinearities,” Progress in Optics 42, ed. E. Wolf, 93–140 (2001).

[CrossRef]

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

[CrossRef]

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

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

J.P. Prineas, J.Y. Zhou, J. Kuhl, H. M. Gibbs, G. Khitrova, S. W. Koch, and A. Knorr, “Ultrafast ac Stark effect switching of active photonic bandgap from Bragg-periodic semiconductor quantum wells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 4332 (2002).

[CrossRef]

M. Hübner, J. Kuhl, T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, S. W. Koch, R. Hey, and K. Ploog, “Collective effects of excitons in multiple-quantum-well Bragg and anti-Bragg structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4199 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

G. Kurizki, A. E. Kozhekin, T. Opatrny, and B. A. Malomed, “Optical solitons in periodic media with resonant and off-resonant nonlinearities,” Progress in Optics 42, ed. E. Wolf, 93–140 (2001).

[CrossRef]

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

[CrossRef]

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

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

B. I. Mantsyzov and R. N. Kuz’min, “Coherent interaction of light with a discrete periodic resonant medium,” Sov. Phys. JETP 64, 37–44 (1986).

J. P. Prineas, C. Ell, E. S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, and S. W. Koch, “Exciton-polariton eigenmodes in light-coupled In0.04Ga0.96As/GaAs semiconductor multiple quantum-well structures,” Phys. Rev. B, 61, 13863 (2000).

[CrossRef]

M. Hübner, J. Prineas, C. Ell, P. Brick, E.S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H.M. Gibbs, and S.W. Koch, “Optical lattices achieved by excitons in periodic quantum well structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2841 (1999).

[CrossRef]

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, “Storage of light in atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783 (2001).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. Andre and M.D. Lukin, “Manupulating light pulses via dynamically controlled photonic band gap,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 143602 (2002).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

S. Chi, B. Luo, and H.Y. Tseng, “Ultrashort Bragg soliton in a fiber Bragg grating,” Opt. Comm. 206, 115–121 (2002).

[CrossRef]

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, “Storage of light in atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783 (2001).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

G. Kurizki, A. E. Kozhekin, T. Opatrny, and B. A. Malomed, “Optical solitons in periodic media with resonant and off-resonant nonlinearities,” Progress in Optics 42, ed. E. Wolf, 93–140 (2001).

[CrossRef]

B. I. Mantsyzov and R. A. Silnikov, “Unstable excited and stable oscillating gap 2π pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B19, 2203–2207 (2002).

B. I. Mantsyzov and R. A. Sil’nikov, “Oscillating gap 2π pulse in resonantly absorbing lattice,” JETP Letters 74, 456–459 (2001).

[CrossRef]

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

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

B. I. Mantsyzov and R. N. Kuz’min, “Coherent interaction of light with a discrete periodic resonant medium,” Sov. Phys. JETP 64, 37–44 (1986).

S.L. McCall and E.L. Hahn, Phys. Rev.183, 457 (1969).

[CrossRef]

P. Meystre and M. Sagent III, Elements of Quantum Optics (Springer-Verlag, World Publishing Corp., 1992).

W. Chen and D. L. Mills, “Gap solitons and the nonlinear optical response of superlattices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 160 (1987).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

E. L. Ivchenko, A. I. Nesvizhskii, and S. Jorda, “Bragg reflection of light from quantum wells” Fiz. Tverd. Tela (St. Petersburg) 36, 2118 (1994) [Phys. Solid State 36, 1156 (1994)].

G. Kurizki, A. E. Kozhekin, T. Opatrny, and B. A. Malomed, “Optical solitons in periodic media with resonant and off-resonant nonlinearities,” Progress in Optics 42, ed. E. Wolf, 93–140 (2001).

[CrossRef]

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, “Storage of light in atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783 (2001).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Hübner, J. Kuhl, T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, S. W. Koch, R. Hey, and K. Ploog, “Collective effects of excitons in multiple-quantum-well Bragg and anti-Bragg structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4199 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Hübner, J. Prineas, C. Ell, P. Brick, E.S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H.M. Gibbs, and S.W. Koch, “Optical lattices achieved by excitons in periodic quantum well structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2841 (1999).

[CrossRef]

J. P. Prineas, C. Ell, E. S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, and S. W. Koch, “Exciton-polariton eigenmodes in light-coupled In0.04Ga0.96As/GaAs semiconductor multiple quantum-well structures,” Phys. Rev. B, 61, 13863 (2000).

[CrossRef]

J.P. Prineas, J.Y. Zhou, J. Kuhl, H. M. Gibbs, G. Khitrova, S. W. Koch, and A. Knorr, “Ultrafast ac Stark effect switching of active photonic bandgap from Bragg-periodic semiconductor quantum wells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 4332 (2002).

[CrossRef]

P. Meystre and M. Sagent III, Elements of Quantum Optics (Springer-Verlag, World Publishing Corp., 1992).

B. I. Mantsyzov and R. A. Sil’nikov, “Oscillating gap 2π pulse in resonantly absorbing lattice,” JETP Letters 74, 456–459 (2001).

[CrossRef]

B. I. Mantsyzov and R. A. Silnikov, “Unstable excited and stable oscillating gap 2π pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B19, 2203–2207 (2002).

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

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

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

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Hübner, J. Kuhl, T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, S. W. Koch, R. Hey, and K. Ploog, “Collective effects of excitons in multiple-quantum-well Bragg and anti-Bragg structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4199 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

V. G. Arkhipkin and I. V. Timofeev, “Electromagnetically induced transparency: writing, storing, and reading short optical pulses,” JETP Letters 76, 66 (2002).

[CrossRef]

C. Conti, G. Assanto, and S. Trillo, “Gap solitons and slow light,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. & Mat. 11, 239–259 (2002).

[CrossRef]

S. Chi, B. Luo, and H.Y. Tseng, “Ultrashort Bragg soliton in a fiber Bragg grating,” Opt. Comm. 206, 115–121 (2002).

[CrossRef]

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, “Storage of light in atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783 (2001).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

J. Cheng and J. Y. Zhou, “Effects of the near-dipole-dipole interaction on gap solitons in resonantly absorbing gratings,” Phys. Rev. E 66, 036606 (2002).

[CrossRef]

J.P. Prineas, J.Y. Zhou, J. Kuhl, H. M. Gibbs, G. Khitrova, S. W. Koch, and A. Knorr, “Ultrafast ac Stark effect switching of active photonic bandgap from Bragg-periodic semiconductor quantum wells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 4332 (2002).

[CrossRef]

J.P. Prineas, J.Y. Zhou, J. Kuhl, H. M. Gibbs, G. Khitrova, S. W. Koch, and A. Knorr, “Ultrafast ac Stark effect switching of active photonic bandgap from Bragg-periodic semiconductor quantum wells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 4332 (2002).

[CrossRef]

E. L. Ivchenko, A. I. Nesvizhskii, and S. Jorda, “Bragg reflection of light from quantum wells” Fiz. Tverd. Tela (St. Petersburg) 36, 2118 (1994) [Phys. Solid State 36, 1156 (1994)].

C. Conti, G. Assanto, and S. Trillo, “Gap solitons and slow light,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. & Mat. 11, 239–259 (2002).

[CrossRef]

B. I. Mantsyzov and R. A. Silnikov, “Unstable excited and stable oscillating gap 2π pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B19, 2203–2207 (2002).

B. I. Mantsyzov and R. A. Sil’nikov, “Oscillating gap 2π pulse in resonantly absorbing lattice,” JETP Letters 74, 456–459 (2001).

[CrossRef]

V. G. Arkhipkin and I. V. Timofeev, “Electromagnetically induced transparency: writing, storing, and reading short optical pulses,” JETP Letters 76, 66 (2002).

[CrossRef]

S. Chi, B. Luo, and H.Y. Tseng, “Ultrashort Bragg soliton in a fiber Bragg grating,” Opt. Comm. 206, 115–121 (2002).

[CrossRef]

P. Tran, “Optical switching with a nonlinear photonic crystal: a numerical study,” Opt. Lett. 21, 1138–1140 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

N. G. R. Broderick, P. Millar, D. J. Richardson, J. S. Aitchson, R. De La Rue, and T. Krauss, “Spectral features associated with nonlinear pulse compression in Bragg gratings,” Opt. Lett. 25, 740 (2000).

[CrossRef]

N. G. R. Broderick, D. J. Richarson, and M. Ibsen, “Nonlinear switching in a 20-cm-long fiber Bragg grating,” Opt. Lett. 25, 536 (2000).

[CrossRef]

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

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

J. P. Prineas, C. Ell, E. S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, and S. W. Koch, “Exciton-polariton eigenmodes in light-coupled In0.04Ga0.96As/GaAs semiconductor multiple quantum-well structures,” Phys. Rev. B, 61, 13863 (2000).

[CrossRef]

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

[CrossRef]

J. Cheng and J. Y. Zhou, “Effects of the near-dipole-dipole interaction on gap solitons in resonantly absorbing gratings,” Phys. Rev. E 66, 036606 (2002).

[CrossRef]

A. Andre and M.D. Lukin, “Manupulating light pulses via dynamically controlled photonic band gap,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 143602 (2002).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Hübner, J. Kuhl, T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, S. W. Koch, R. Hey, and K. Ploog, “Collective effects of excitons in multiple-quantum-well Bragg and anti-Bragg structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4199 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Hübner, J. Prineas, C. Ell, P. Brick, E.S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H.M. Gibbs, and S.W. Koch, “Optical lattices achieved by excitons in periodic quantum well structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2841 (1999).

[CrossRef]

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, “Storage of light in atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783 (2001).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

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

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

W. Chen and D. L. Mills, “Gap solitons and the nonlinear optical response of superlattices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 160 (1987).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

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

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

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