Abstract

We report the experimental realization of a tunable optical delay by exploiting unique incoherent nonlinear optical processes in semiconductors. The tunable optical delay takes advantage of the strong Coulomb interactions between excitons and free carriers and uses optical injection of free carriers to broaden and bleach an exciton absorption resonance. Fractional delay exceeding 200% has been obtained for an 8 ps optical pulse propagating near the heavy-hole excitonic transition in a GaAs quantum well structure. Tunable optical delay based on optical injection of free carriers avoids strong absorption of the pump beam and is also robust against variations in the frequency of the pump beam.

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2006 (1)

2005 (8)

P. Palinginis, S. Crankshaw, F. Sedgwick, E. Kim, M. Moewe, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, H. Wang, and S. L. Chuang, “Ultraslow light (< 200 m/s) propagation in a semiconductor nanostructure,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 111702 (2005).
[CrossRef]

P. Palinginis, F. Sedgwick, S. Crankshaw, M. Moewe, and C. Chang-Hasnain, “Room temperature slow light in a quantum-well waveguide via coherent population oscillation,” Opt. Express 13, 9909–9915 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. Zhao, P. Palinginis, B. Pesala, C. Chang-Hasnain, and P. Hemmer, “Tunable ultraslow light in vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser amplifier,” Opt. Express 13, 7899–7904 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. M. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. E. Sharping, Y. Okawachi, and Alexander L. Gaeta, “Wide bandwidth slow light using a Raman fiber amplifier,” Opt. Express 13, 6092–6098 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Y. Song, M. G. Herraez, and L. Thevenaz “Observation of pulse delaying and advancement in optical fibers using stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Express 13, 82–88 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Dahan and G. Eisenstein, “Tunable all optical delay via slow and fast light propagation in a Raman assisted fiber optical parametric amplifier: a route to all optical buffering,” Opt. Express 13, 6234–6249 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Sharping, Y. Okawachi, J. van Howe, C. Xu, Y. Wang, A. Willner, and A. Gaeta, “All-optical, wavelength and bandwidth preserving, pulse delay based on parametric wavelength conversion and dispersion,” Opt. Express 13, 7872–7877 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004 (1)

2003 (1)

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, “Superluminal and slow light propagation in a room-temperature solid,” Science 301, 200–202 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2000 (1)

L. J. Wang, A. Kuzmich, and A. Dogariu, “Gain-assisted superluminal light propagation,” Nature 406, 277–279 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1999 (2)

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, “Light speed reduction to 17 metres per second in an ultracold atomic gas,” Nature 397, 594–598 (1999).
[CrossRef]

M. M. Kash, V. A. Sautenkov, A. S. Zibrov, L. Hollberg, G. R. Welch, M. D. Lukin, Y. Rostovtsev, E. S. Fry, and M. O. Scully, “Ultraslow group velocity and enhanced nonlinear optical effects in a coherently driven hot atomic gas,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 5229–5232 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

Hailin Wang, K.B. Ferrio, D.G. Steel, Y.Z. Hu, R. Binder, and S.W. Koch, “Transient nonlinear optical response from excitation induced dephasing in GaAs,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 1261–1264 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1989 (1)

A. Honold, L. Schultheis, J. Kuhl, and C. W. Tu, “Collision broadening of two-dimensional excitons in a GaAs single quantum well,” Phys. Rev. B 40, 6442–6445 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

D. A. Miller, D. S. Chemla, T. C. Damen, A. C. Gossard, W. Wiegmann, T. H. Wood, and C. A. Burrus, “Electric field dependence of optical absorption near the band gap of quantum-well structures,” Phys. Rev. B 32, 1043–1060 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1982 (2)

See for example, S. Chu and S. Wong, “Linear pulse propagation in an absorbing medium,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 489, 738–741 (1982).
[CrossRef]

G. W. Fehrenbach, W. Schäfer, J. Treusch, and R. G. Ulbrich, “Transient optical spectra of a dense exciton gas in a direct-gap Semiconductor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 49, 1281–1284 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Behroozi, C. H.

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, “Light speed reduction to 17 metres per second in an ultracold atomic gas,” Nature 397, 594–598 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Bigelow, M. S.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. M. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, “Superluminal and slow light propagation in a room-temperature solid,” Science 301, 200–202 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Binder, R.

Hailin Wang, K.B. Ferrio, D.G. Steel, Y.Z. Hu, R. Binder, and S.W. Koch, “Transient nonlinear optical response from excitation induced dephasing in GaAs,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 1261–1264 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Boyd, R. W.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. M. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, “Superluminal and slow light propagation in a room-temperature solid,” Science 301, 200–202 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Burrus, C. A.

D. A. Miller, D. S. Chemla, T. C. Damen, A. C. Gossard, W. Wiegmann, T. H. Wood, and C. A. Burrus, “Electric field dependence of optical absorption near the band gap of quantum-well structures,” Phys. Rev. B 32, 1043–1060 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Chang, S. W.

Chang-Hasnain, C.

Chang-Hasnain, C. J.

P. Palinginis, S. Crankshaw, F. Sedgwick, E. Kim, M. Moewe, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, H. Wang, and S. L. Chuang, “Ultraslow light (< 200 m/s) propagation in a semiconductor nanostructure,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 111702 (2005).
[CrossRef]

P. C. Ku, F. Sedgwick, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, P. Palinginis, T. Li, H. Wang, S. W. Chang, and S. L. Chuang, “Slow light in semiconductor quantum wells,” Opt. Lett. 29, 2291 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chemla, D. S.

D. A. Miller, D. S. Chemla, T. C. Damen, A. C. Gossard, W. Wiegmann, T. H. Wood, and C. A. Burrus, “Electric field dependence of optical absorption near the band gap of quantum-well structures,” Phys. Rev. B 32, 1043–1060 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Chu, S.

See for example, S. Chu and S. Wong, “Linear pulse propagation in an absorbing medium,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 489, 738–741 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Chuang, S.

Chuang, S. L.

P. Palinginis, S. Crankshaw, F. Sedgwick, E. Kim, M. Moewe, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, H. Wang, and S. L. Chuang, “Ultraslow light (< 200 m/s) propagation in a semiconductor nanostructure,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 111702 (2005).
[CrossRef]

P. C. Ku, F. Sedgwick, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, P. Palinginis, T. Li, H. Wang, S. W. Chang, and S. L. Chuang, “Slow light in semiconductor quantum wells,” Opt. Lett. 29, 2291 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Crankshaw, S.

P. Palinginis, S. Crankshaw, F. Sedgwick, E. Kim, M. Moewe, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, H. Wang, and S. L. Chuang, “Ultraslow light (< 200 m/s) propagation in a semiconductor nanostructure,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 111702 (2005).
[CrossRef]

P. Palinginis, F. Sedgwick, S. Crankshaw, M. Moewe, and C. Chang-Hasnain, “Room temperature slow light in a quantum-well waveguide via coherent population oscillation,” Opt. Express 13, 9909–9915 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dahan, D.

Damen, T. C.

D. A. Miller, D. S. Chemla, T. C. Damen, A. C. Gossard, W. Wiegmann, T. H. Wood, and C. A. Burrus, “Electric field dependence of optical absorption near the band gap of quantum-well structures,” Phys. Rev. B 32, 1043–1060 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Dogariu, A.

L. J. Wang, A. Kuzmich, and A. Dogariu, “Gain-assisted superluminal light propagation,” Nature 406, 277–279 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dutton, Z.

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, “Light speed reduction to 17 metres per second in an ultracold atomic gas,” Nature 397, 594–598 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Eisenstein, G.

Fehrenbach, G. W.

G. W. Fehrenbach, W. Schäfer, J. Treusch, and R. G. Ulbrich, “Transient optical spectra of a dense exciton gas in a direct-gap Semiconductor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 49, 1281–1284 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Ferrio, K.B.

Hailin Wang, K.B. Ferrio, D.G. Steel, Y.Z. Hu, R. Binder, and S.W. Koch, “Transient nonlinear optical response from excitation induced dephasing in GaAs,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 1261–1264 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fry, E. S.

M. M. Kash, V. A. Sautenkov, A. S. Zibrov, L. Hollberg, G. R. Welch, M. D. Lukin, Y. Rostovtsev, E. S. Fry, and M. O. Scully, “Ultraslow group velocity and enhanced nonlinear optical effects in a coherently driven hot atomic gas,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 5229–5232 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Gaeta, A.

Gaeta, A. L.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. M. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gaeta, Alexander L.

Gauthier, D. J.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. M. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gossard, A. C.

D. A. Miller, D. S. Chemla, T. C. Damen, A. C. Gossard, W. Wiegmann, T. H. Wood, and C. A. Burrus, “Electric field dependence of optical absorption near the band gap of quantum-well structures,” Phys. Rev. B 32, 1043–1060 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Harris, S. E.

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, “Light speed reduction to 17 metres per second in an ultracold atomic gas,” Nature 397, 594–598 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hau, L. V.

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, “Light speed reduction to 17 metres per second in an ultracold atomic gas,” Nature 397, 594–598 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Haug, H.

H. Haug and S.W. Koch, Quantum theory of the optical and electrical properties of semiconductors, (Word Scientific, Singapore, 1993).

Hemmer, P.

Herraez, M. G.

Hollberg, L.

M. M. Kash, V. A. Sautenkov, A. S. Zibrov, L. Hollberg, G. R. Welch, M. D. Lukin, Y. Rostovtsev, E. S. Fry, and M. O. Scully, “Ultraslow group velocity and enhanced nonlinear optical effects in a coherently driven hot atomic gas,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 5229–5232 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Honold, A.

A. Honold, L. Schultheis, J. Kuhl, and C. W. Tu, “Collision broadening of two-dimensional excitons in a GaAs single quantum well,” Phys. Rev. B 40, 6442–6445 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Hu, Y.Z.

Hailin Wang, K.B. Ferrio, D.G. Steel, Y.Z. Hu, R. Binder, and S.W. Koch, “Transient nonlinear optical response from excitation induced dephasing in GaAs,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 1261–1264 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kash, M. M.

M. M. Kash, V. A. Sautenkov, A. S. Zibrov, L. Hollberg, G. R. Welch, M. D. Lukin, Y. Rostovtsev, E. S. Fry, and M. O. Scully, “Ultraslow group velocity and enhanced nonlinear optical effects in a coherently driven hot atomic gas,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 5229–5232 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kim, E.

P. Palinginis, S. Crankshaw, F. Sedgwick, E. Kim, M. Moewe, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, H. Wang, and S. L. Chuang, “Ultraslow light (< 200 m/s) propagation in a semiconductor nanostructure,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 111702 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Koch, S.W.

Hailin Wang, K.B. Ferrio, D.G. Steel, Y.Z. Hu, R. Binder, and S.W. Koch, “Transient nonlinear optical response from excitation induced dephasing in GaAs,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 1261–1264 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Haug and S.W. Koch, Quantum theory of the optical and electrical properties of semiconductors, (Word Scientific, Singapore, 1993).

Ku, P. C.

Kuhl, J.

A. Honold, L. Schultheis, J. Kuhl, and C. W. Tu, “Collision broadening of two-dimensional excitons in a GaAs single quantum well,” Phys. Rev. B 40, 6442–6445 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Kuzmich, A.

L. J. Wang, A. Kuzmich, and A. Dogariu, “Gain-assisted superluminal light propagation,” Nature 406, 277–279 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lepeshkin, N. N.

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, “Superluminal and slow light propagation in a room-temperature solid,” Science 301, 200–202 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Li, T.

Lukin, M. D.

M. M. Kash, V. A. Sautenkov, A. S. Zibrov, L. Hollberg, G. R. Welch, M. D. Lukin, Y. Rostovtsev, E. S. Fry, and M. O. Scully, “Ultraslow group velocity and enhanced nonlinear optical effects in a coherently driven hot atomic gas,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 5229–5232 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Miller, D. A.

D. A. Miller, D. S. Chemla, T. C. Damen, A. C. Gossard, W. Wiegmann, T. H. Wood, and C. A. Burrus, “Electric field dependence of optical absorption near the band gap of quantum-well structures,” Phys. Rev. B 32, 1043–1060 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Moewe, M.

P. Palinginis, S. Crankshaw, F. Sedgwick, E. Kim, M. Moewe, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, H. Wang, and S. L. Chuang, “Ultraslow light (< 200 m/s) propagation in a semiconductor nanostructure,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 111702 (2005).
[CrossRef]

P. Palinginis, F. Sedgwick, S. Crankshaw, M. Moewe, and C. Chang-Hasnain, “Room temperature slow light in a quantum-well waveguide via coherent population oscillation,” Opt. Express 13, 9909–9915 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Okawachi, Y.

Palinginis, P.

Pesala, B.

Rostovtsev, Y.

M. M. Kash, V. A. Sautenkov, A. S. Zibrov, L. Hollberg, G. R. Welch, M. D. Lukin, Y. Rostovtsev, E. S. Fry, and M. O. Scully, “Ultraslow group velocity and enhanced nonlinear optical effects in a coherently driven hot atomic gas,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 5229–5232 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sautenkov, V. A.

M. M. Kash, V. A. Sautenkov, A. S. Zibrov, L. Hollberg, G. R. Welch, M. D. Lukin, Y. Rostovtsev, E. S. Fry, and M. O. Scully, “Ultraslow group velocity and enhanced nonlinear optical effects in a coherently driven hot atomic gas,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 5229–5232 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Schäfer, W.

G. W. Fehrenbach, W. Schäfer, J. Treusch, and R. G. Ulbrich, “Transient optical spectra of a dense exciton gas in a direct-gap Semiconductor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 49, 1281–1284 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Schultheis, L.

A. Honold, L. Schultheis, J. Kuhl, and C. W. Tu, “Collision broadening of two-dimensional excitons in a GaAs single quantum well,” Phys. Rev. B 40, 6442–6445 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Schweinsberg, A.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. M. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Scully, M. O.

M. M. Kash, V. A. Sautenkov, A. S. Zibrov, L. Hollberg, G. R. Welch, M. D. Lukin, Y. Rostovtsev, E. S. Fry, and M. O. Scully, “Ultraslow group velocity and enhanced nonlinear optical effects in a coherently driven hot atomic gas,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 5229–5232 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sedgwick, F.

Sharping, J.

Sharping, J. E.

J. E. Sharping, Y. Okawachi, and Alexander L. Gaeta, “Wide bandwidth slow light using a Raman fiber amplifier,” Opt. Express 13, 6092–6098 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. M. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Song, K. Y.

Steel, D.G.

Hailin Wang, K.B. Ferrio, D.G. Steel, Y.Z. Hu, R. Binder, and S.W. Koch, “Transient nonlinear optical response from excitation induced dephasing in GaAs,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 1261–1264 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Su, H.

Thevenaz, L.

Treusch, J.

G. W. Fehrenbach, W. Schäfer, J. Treusch, and R. G. Ulbrich, “Transient optical spectra of a dense exciton gas in a direct-gap Semiconductor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 49, 1281–1284 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Tu, C. W.

A. Honold, L. Schultheis, J. Kuhl, and C. W. Tu, “Collision broadening of two-dimensional excitons in a GaAs single quantum well,” Phys. Rev. B 40, 6442–6445 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Ulbrich, R. G.

G. W. Fehrenbach, W. Schäfer, J. Treusch, and R. G. Ulbrich, “Transient optical spectra of a dense exciton gas in a direct-gap Semiconductor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 49, 1281–1284 (1982).
[CrossRef]

van Howe, J.

Wang, H.

P. Palinginis, S. Crankshaw, F. Sedgwick, E. Kim, M. Moewe, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, H. Wang, and S. L. Chuang, “Ultraslow light (< 200 m/s) propagation in a semiconductor nanostructure,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 111702 (2005).
[CrossRef]

P. C. Ku, F. Sedgwick, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, P. Palinginis, T. Li, H. Wang, S. W. Chang, and S. L. Chuang, “Slow light in semiconductor quantum wells,” Opt. Lett. 29, 2291 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, Hailin

Hailin Wang, K.B. Ferrio, D.G. Steel, Y.Z. Hu, R. Binder, and S.W. Koch, “Transient nonlinear optical response from excitation induced dephasing in GaAs,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 1261–1264 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, L. J.

L. J. Wang, A. Kuzmich, and A. Dogariu, “Gain-assisted superluminal light propagation,” Nature 406, 277–279 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, Y.

Welch, G. R.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1,
Fig. 1,

(a) Schematic of the experimental setup for the time-of-flight measurement of a signal pulse. (b) Schematic of the energy level structure for the HH and LH transitions in GaAs QWs.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Absorption spectra near the band edge obtained in the presence of free carrier injection by a pump beam at λ=795 nm and with the pump power indicated in the figure. (a) T= 80 K. (b) T=20 K. The dashed lines show, as a reference, the absorption spectra obtained in the absence of free carrier injection.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Time-of-flight measurements of the signal pulse after its transmission through the QW sample. The central wavelength of the signal pulse is indicated in each figure. The results were obtained at 20 K and with the sum frequency generation shown schematically in Fig. 1. Note that t=0 was set to the peak of the signal pulse when the pulse was tuned far below the HH exciton resonance. The average intensity of the signal pulse is 0.2 W/cm2.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Time-of flight measurements of a signal pulse after its transmission through the QW sample with (open circles) and without (squares) free carrier injection by a pump beam at λ=795 nm. (a) T=80 K and Ipump=2 mW. (b) T=20 K and Ipump=4 mW. The solid lines are numerical fit to a Gaussian. The central wavelength of the signal pulse is at λ=815.69 nm and λ=811.72 nm for (a) and (b), respectively. Note that here, t=0 was set to the peak of the signal pulse in the presence of optical injection of free carriers.

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