Abstract

We demonstrate experimentally slow and fast light effects achieved simultaneously using Raman gain and pump depletion in an atomic vapor. Heterodyne phase measurements show opposite dispersion characteristics at the pump and probe frequencies. Optical pulse propagations in the vapor medium confirm the slow and fast light effects due to these dispersions. We discuss applications of this technique in recently proposed rotation sensing and broadband detection schemes.

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  1. 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]
  2. A. V. Turukhin, V. S. Sudarshanam, M. S. Shahriar, J. A. Musser, and P. R. Hemmer, “Observation of Ultraslow and Stored Light Pulses in a Solid,” Phy. Rev. Lett. 88, 023602-1–023602-4 (2002).
  3. A. M. Steinberg and R. Y. Chiao, “Dispersionless, highly superluminal propagation in a medium with a gain doublet,“ Phys. Rev. A 49, 2071–2075 (1994).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. A. Dogariu, A. Kuzmich, and L. J. Wang “Transparent anomalous dispersion and superluminal light-pulse propagation at a negative group velocity,“ Phys. Rev. A 63, 053806-1–053806-12 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  5. A. B. Matsko, D. V. Strekalov, and L. Maleki, “On the dynamic range of optical delay lines based on coherent atomic media,” Opt. Express 13, 2210–2223 (2005).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, “Storage of Light in Atomic Vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783–786 (2001).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. S. E. Harris and Y. Yamamoto, “Photon Switching by Quantum Interference,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3611–3614 (1998).
    [CrossRef]
  8. M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, “Observation of Ultraslow Light Propagation in a Ruby Crystal at Room Temperature,“ Phy. Rev. Lett. 90, 113903-1–13903-4 (2003).
    [CrossRef]
  9. A. Shumelyuk, K. Shcherbin, S. Odoulov, B. Sturman, E. Podivilov, and K. Buse, “Slowing Down of Light in Photorefractive Crystals with Beam Intensity Coupling Reduced to Zero,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 243604-1–243604-4 (2004).
    [CrossRef]
  10. H. N. Yum, M. Salit, G. S. Pati, S. Tseng, P. R. Hemmer, and M. S. Shahriar, “Fast-Light in a Photorefractive Crystal for Gravitational Wave Detection,” Op. Ex. 16, 20448–20456 (2008)
    [CrossRef]
  11. M. S. Shahriar, G. S. Pati, R. Tripathi, V. Gopal, and M. Messall, “Ultrahigh enhancement in absolute and relative rotation sensing using fast and slow light,” Phys. Rev. A 75, 053807-1–053807-10 (2007).
    [CrossRef]
  12. G. S. Pati, M. Salit, K. Salit, and M. S. Shahriar, “Demonstration of displacement-measurement-sensitivity proportional to inverse group index of intra-cavity medium in a ring resonator,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4931–4935, (2008).
    [CrossRef]
  13. M. Salit, G. S. Pati, K. Salit, and Shahriar, “Fast-Light for Astrophysics: Super-sensitive Gyroscopes and Gravitational Wave Detectors,” J. Mod. Opt. 54, 2425–2440, (2007).
    [CrossRef]
  14. G. S. Pati, M. Salit, K. Salit, and M. S. Shahriar, “Demonstration of a Tunable-Bandwidth White Light Interferometer using Anomalous Dispersion in Atomic Vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 133601-1–133601-4 (2007).
    [CrossRef]
  15. M. S. Shahriar and M. Salit, “Application of fast-light in gravitational wave detection with interferometers and resonators,” J. Mod. Opt. 55, 3133–3147 (2008).
    [CrossRef]
  16. M. Salit and M. S. Shahriar are preparing a manuscript to be called “Enhancement of Sensitivity-Bandwidth Product of Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors using White Light Cavities.”
  17. M. S. Shahriar and M. Salit are preparing a manuscript to be called, “A Fast-Light Enhanced Zero-Area Sagnac Ring Laser Gravitational Wave Detector.” http://lapt.eecs.northwestern.edu/preprints/FE-ZASRL-GWD.pdf

2008 (3)

H. N. Yum, M. Salit, G. S. Pati, S. Tseng, P. R. Hemmer, and M. S. Shahriar, “Fast-Light in a Photorefractive Crystal for Gravitational Wave Detection,” Op. Ex. 16, 20448–20456 (2008)
[CrossRef]

G. S. Pati, M. Salit, K. Salit, and M. S. Shahriar, “Demonstration of displacement-measurement-sensitivity proportional to inverse group index of intra-cavity medium in a ring resonator,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4931–4935, (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. S. Shahriar and M. Salit, “Application of fast-light in gravitational wave detection with interferometers and resonators,” J. Mod. Opt. 55, 3133–3147 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (3)

M. Salit, G. S. Pati, K. Salit, and Shahriar, “Fast-Light for Astrophysics: Super-sensitive Gyroscopes and Gravitational Wave Detectors,” J. Mod. Opt. 54, 2425–2440, (2007).
[CrossRef]

G. S. Pati, M. Salit, K. Salit, and M. S. Shahriar, “Demonstration of a Tunable-Bandwidth White Light Interferometer using Anomalous Dispersion in Atomic Vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 133601-1–133601-4 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. S. Shahriar, G. S. Pati, R. Tripathi, V. Gopal, and M. Messall, “Ultrahigh enhancement in absolute and relative rotation sensing using fast and slow light,” Phys. Rev. A 75, 053807-1–053807-10 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

2004 (1)

A. Shumelyuk, K. Shcherbin, S. Odoulov, B. Sturman, E. Podivilov, and K. Buse, “Slowing Down of Light in Photorefractive Crystals with Beam Intensity Coupling Reduced to Zero,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 243604-1–243604-4 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, “Observation of Ultraslow Light Propagation in a Ruby Crystal at Room Temperature,“ Phy. Rev. Lett. 90, 113903-1–13903-4 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

A. V. Turukhin, V. S. Sudarshanam, M. S. Shahriar, J. A. Musser, and P. R. Hemmer, “Observation of Ultraslow and Stored Light Pulses in a Solid,” Phy. Rev. Lett. 88, 023602-1–023602-4 (2002).

2001 (2)

A. Dogariu, A. Kuzmich, and L. J. Wang “Transparent anomalous dispersion and superluminal light-pulse propagation at a negative group velocity,“ Phys. Rev. A 63, 053806-1–053806-12 (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, 783–786 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1999 (1)

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]

1998 (1)

S. E. Harris and Y. Yamamoto, “Photon Switching by Quantum Interference,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3611–3614 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

A. M. Steinberg and R. Y. Chiao, “Dispersionless, highly superluminal propagation in a medium with a gain doublet,“ Phys. Rev. A 49, 2071–2075 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bigelow, M. S.

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, “Observation of Ultraslow Light Propagation in a Ruby Crystal at Room Temperature,“ Phy. Rev. Lett. 90, 113903-1–13903-4 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Boyd, R. W.

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, “Observation of Ultraslow Light Propagation in a Ruby Crystal at Room Temperature,“ Phy. Rev. Lett. 90, 113903-1–13903-4 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Buse, K.

A. Shumelyuk, K. Shcherbin, S. Odoulov, B. Sturman, E. Podivilov, and K. Buse, “Slowing Down of Light in Photorefractive Crystals with Beam Intensity Coupling Reduced to Zero,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 243604-1–243604-4 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chiao, R. Y.

A. M. Steinberg and R. Y. Chiao, “Dispersionless, highly superluminal propagation in a medium with a gain doublet,“ Phys. Rev. A 49, 2071–2075 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dogariu, A.

A. Dogariu, A. Kuzmich, and L. J. Wang “Transparent anomalous dispersion and superluminal light-pulse propagation at a negative group velocity,“ Phys. Rev. A 63, 053806-1–053806-12 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Fleischhauer, A.

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, “Storage of Light in Atomic Vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783–786 (2001).
[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]

Gopal, V.

M. S. Shahriar, G. S. Pati, R. Tripathi, V. Gopal, and M. Messall, “Ultrahigh enhancement in absolute and relative rotation sensing using fast and slow light,” Phys. Rev. A 75, 053807-1–053807-10 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Harris, S. E.

S. E. Harris and Y. Yamamoto, “Photon Switching by Quantum Interference,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3611–3614 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Hemmer, P. R.

H. N. Yum, M. Salit, G. S. Pati, S. Tseng, P. R. Hemmer, and M. S. Shahriar, “Fast-Light in a Photorefractive Crystal for Gravitational Wave Detection,” Op. Ex. 16, 20448–20456 (2008)
[CrossRef]

A. V. Turukhin, V. S. Sudarshanam, M. S. Shahriar, J. A. Musser, and P. R. Hemmer, “Observation of Ultraslow and Stored Light Pulses in a Solid,” Phy. Rev. Lett. 88, 023602-1–023602-4 (2002).

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]

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]

Kuzmich, A.

A. Dogariu, A. Kuzmich, and L. J. Wang “Transparent anomalous dispersion and superluminal light-pulse propagation at a negative group velocity,“ Phys. Rev. A 63, 053806-1–053806-12 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lepeshkin, N. N.

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, “Observation of Ultraslow Light Propagation in a Ruby Crystal at Room Temperature,“ Phy. Rev. Lett. 90, 113903-1–13903-4 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Lukin, M. D.

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, “Storage of Light in Atomic Vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783–786 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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]

Mair, A.

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, “Storage of Light in Atomic Vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783–786 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Maleki, L.

Matsko, A. B.

Messall, M.

M. S. Shahriar, G. S. Pati, R. Tripathi, V. Gopal, and M. Messall, “Ultrahigh enhancement in absolute and relative rotation sensing using fast and slow light,” Phys. Rev. A 75, 053807-1–053807-10 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Musser, J. A.

A. V. Turukhin, V. S. Sudarshanam, M. S. Shahriar, J. A. Musser, and P. R. Hemmer, “Observation of Ultraslow and Stored Light Pulses in a Solid,” Phy. Rev. Lett. 88, 023602-1–023602-4 (2002).

Odoulov, S.

A. Shumelyuk, K. Shcherbin, S. Odoulov, B. Sturman, E. Podivilov, and K. Buse, “Slowing Down of Light in Photorefractive Crystals with Beam Intensity Coupling Reduced to Zero,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 243604-1–243604-4 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Pati, G. S.

G. S. Pati, M. Salit, K. Salit, and M. S. Shahriar, “Demonstration of displacement-measurement-sensitivity proportional to inverse group index of intra-cavity medium in a ring resonator,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4931–4935, (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. N. Yum, M. Salit, G. S. Pati, S. Tseng, P. R. Hemmer, and M. S. Shahriar, “Fast-Light in a Photorefractive Crystal for Gravitational Wave Detection,” Op. Ex. 16, 20448–20456 (2008)
[CrossRef]

M. S. Shahriar, G. S. Pati, R. Tripathi, V. Gopal, and M. Messall, “Ultrahigh enhancement in absolute and relative rotation sensing using fast and slow light,” Phys. Rev. A 75, 053807-1–053807-10 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Salit, G. S. Pati, K. Salit, and Shahriar, “Fast-Light for Astrophysics: Super-sensitive Gyroscopes and Gravitational Wave Detectors,” J. Mod. Opt. 54, 2425–2440, (2007).
[CrossRef]

G. S. Pati, M. Salit, K. Salit, and M. S. Shahriar, “Demonstration of a Tunable-Bandwidth White Light Interferometer using Anomalous Dispersion in Atomic Vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 133601-1–133601-4 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Phillips, D. F.

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, “Storage of Light in Atomic Vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783–786 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Podivilov, E.

A. Shumelyuk, K. Shcherbin, S. Odoulov, B. Sturman, E. Podivilov, and K. Buse, “Slowing Down of Light in Photorefractive Crystals with Beam Intensity Coupling Reduced to Zero,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 243604-1–243604-4 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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]

Salit, K.

G. S. Pati, M. Salit, K. Salit, and M. S. Shahriar, “Demonstration of displacement-measurement-sensitivity proportional to inverse group index of intra-cavity medium in a ring resonator,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4931–4935, (2008).
[CrossRef]

G. S. Pati, M. Salit, K. Salit, and M. S. Shahriar, “Demonstration of a Tunable-Bandwidth White Light Interferometer using Anomalous Dispersion in Atomic Vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 133601-1–133601-4 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Salit, G. S. Pati, K. Salit, and Shahriar, “Fast-Light for Astrophysics: Super-sensitive Gyroscopes and Gravitational Wave Detectors,” J. Mod. Opt. 54, 2425–2440, (2007).
[CrossRef]

Salit, M.

H. N. Yum, M. Salit, G. S. Pati, S. Tseng, P. R. Hemmer, and M. S. Shahriar, “Fast-Light in a Photorefractive Crystal for Gravitational Wave Detection,” Op. Ex. 16, 20448–20456 (2008)
[CrossRef]

M. S. Shahriar and M. Salit, “Application of fast-light in gravitational wave detection with interferometers and resonators,” J. Mod. Opt. 55, 3133–3147 (2008).
[CrossRef]

G. S. Pati, M. Salit, K. Salit, and M. S. Shahriar, “Demonstration of displacement-measurement-sensitivity proportional to inverse group index of intra-cavity medium in a ring resonator,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4931–4935, (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Salit, G. S. Pati, K. Salit, and Shahriar, “Fast-Light for Astrophysics: Super-sensitive Gyroscopes and Gravitational Wave Detectors,” J. Mod. Opt. 54, 2425–2440, (2007).
[CrossRef]

G. S. Pati, M. Salit, K. Salit, and M. S. Shahriar, “Demonstration of a Tunable-Bandwidth White Light Interferometer using Anomalous Dispersion in Atomic Vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 133601-1–133601-4 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Salit and M. S. Shahriar are preparing a manuscript to be called “Enhancement of Sensitivity-Bandwidth Product of Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors using White Light Cavities.”

M. S. Shahriar and M. Salit are preparing a manuscript to be called, “A Fast-Light Enhanced Zero-Area Sagnac Ring Laser Gravitational Wave Detector.” http://lapt.eecs.northwestern.edu/preprints/FE-ZASRL-GWD.pdf

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]

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]

Shahriar,

M. Salit, G. S. Pati, K. Salit, and Shahriar, “Fast-Light for Astrophysics: Super-sensitive Gyroscopes and Gravitational Wave Detectors,” J. Mod. Opt. 54, 2425–2440, (2007).
[CrossRef]

Shahriar, M. S.

M. S. Shahriar and M. Salit, “Application of fast-light in gravitational wave detection with interferometers and resonators,” J. Mod. Opt. 55, 3133–3147 (2008).
[CrossRef]

G. S. Pati, M. Salit, K. Salit, and M. S. Shahriar, “Demonstration of displacement-measurement-sensitivity proportional to inverse group index of intra-cavity medium in a ring resonator,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4931–4935, (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. N. Yum, M. Salit, G. S. Pati, S. Tseng, P. R. Hemmer, and M. S. Shahriar, “Fast-Light in a Photorefractive Crystal for Gravitational Wave Detection,” Op. Ex. 16, 20448–20456 (2008)
[CrossRef]

M. S. Shahriar, G. S. Pati, R. Tripathi, V. Gopal, and M. Messall, “Ultrahigh enhancement in absolute and relative rotation sensing using fast and slow light,” Phys. Rev. A 75, 053807-1–053807-10 (2007).
[CrossRef]

G. S. Pati, M. Salit, K. Salit, and M. S. Shahriar, “Demonstration of a Tunable-Bandwidth White Light Interferometer using Anomalous Dispersion in Atomic Vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 133601-1–133601-4 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Turukhin, V. S. Sudarshanam, M. S. Shahriar, J. A. Musser, and P. R. Hemmer, “Observation of Ultraslow and Stored Light Pulses in a Solid,” Phy. Rev. Lett. 88, 023602-1–023602-4 (2002).

M. Salit and M. S. Shahriar are preparing a manuscript to be called “Enhancement of Sensitivity-Bandwidth Product of Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors using White Light Cavities.”

M. S. Shahriar and M. Salit are preparing a manuscript to be called, “A Fast-Light Enhanced Zero-Area Sagnac Ring Laser Gravitational Wave Detector.” http://lapt.eecs.northwestern.edu/preprints/FE-ZASRL-GWD.pdf

Shcherbin, K.

A. Shumelyuk, K. Shcherbin, S. Odoulov, B. Sturman, E. Podivilov, and K. Buse, “Slowing Down of Light in Photorefractive Crystals with Beam Intensity Coupling Reduced to Zero,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 243604-1–243604-4 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Shumelyuk, A.

A. Shumelyuk, K. Shcherbin, S. Odoulov, B. Sturman, E. Podivilov, and K. Buse, “Slowing Down of Light in Photorefractive Crystals with Beam Intensity Coupling Reduced to Zero,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 243604-1–243604-4 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Steinberg, A. M.

A. M. Steinberg and R. Y. Chiao, “Dispersionless, highly superluminal propagation in a medium with a gain doublet,“ Phys. Rev. A 49, 2071–2075 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Strekalov, D. V.

Sturman, B.

A. Shumelyuk, K. Shcherbin, S. Odoulov, B. Sturman, E. Podivilov, and K. Buse, “Slowing Down of Light in Photorefractive Crystals with Beam Intensity Coupling Reduced to Zero,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 243604-1–243604-4 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sudarshanam, V. S.

A. V. Turukhin, V. S. Sudarshanam, M. S. Shahriar, J. A. Musser, and P. R. Hemmer, “Observation of Ultraslow and Stored Light Pulses in a Solid,” Phy. Rev. Lett. 88, 023602-1–023602-4 (2002).

Tripathi, R.

M. S. Shahriar, G. S. Pati, R. Tripathi, V. Gopal, and M. Messall, “Ultrahigh enhancement in absolute and relative rotation sensing using fast and slow light,” Phys. Rev. A 75, 053807-1–053807-10 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Tseng, S.

H. N. Yum, M. Salit, G. S. Pati, S. Tseng, P. R. Hemmer, and M. S. Shahriar, “Fast-Light in a Photorefractive Crystal for Gravitational Wave Detection,” Op. Ex. 16, 20448–20456 (2008)
[CrossRef]

Turukhin, A. V.

A. V. Turukhin, V. S. Sudarshanam, M. S. Shahriar, J. A. Musser, and P. R. Hemmer, “Observation of Ultraslow and Stored Light Pulses in a Solid,” Phy. Rev. Lett. 88, 023602-1–023602-4 (2002).

Walsworth, R. L.

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, “Storage of Light in Atomic Vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783–786 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, L. J.

A. Dogariu, A. Kuzmich, and L. J. Wang “Transparent anomalous dispersion and superluminal light-pulse propagation at a negative group velocity,“ Phys. Rev. A 63, 053806-1–053806-12 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Welch, G. R.

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]

Yamamoto, Y.

S. E. Harris and Y. Yamamoto, “Photon Switching by Quantum Interference,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3611–3614 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Yum, H. N.

H. N. Yum, M. Salit, G. S. Pati, S. Tseng, P. R. Hemmer, and M. S. Shahriar, “Fast-Light in a Photorefractive Crystal for Gravitational Wave Detection,” Op. Ex. 16, 20448–20456 (2008)
[CrossRef]

Zibrov, A. 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]

J. Mod. Opt. (2)

M. Salit, G. S. Pati, K. Salit, and Shahriar, “Fast-Light for Astrophysics: Super-sensitive Gyroscopes and Gravitational Wave Detectors,” J. Mod. Opt. 54, 2425–2440, (2007).
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M. S. Shahriar and M. Salit, “Application of fast-light in gravitational wave detection with interferometers and resonators,” J. Mod. Opt. 55, 3133–3147 (2008).
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Op. Ex. (1)

H. N. Yum, M. Salit, G. S. Pati, S. Tseng, P. R. Hemmer, and M. S. Shahriar, “Fast-Light in a Photorefractive Crystal for Gravitational Wave Detection,” Op. Ex. 16, 20448–20456 (2008)
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Opt. Commun. (1)

G. S. Pati, M. Salit, K. Salit, and M. S. Shahriar, “Demonstration of displacement-measurement-sensitivity proportional to inverse group index of intra-cavity medium in a ring resonator,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4931–4935, (2008).
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Opt. Express (1)

Phy. Rev. Lett. (2)

A. V. Turukhin, V. S. Sudarshanam, M. S. Shahriar, J. A. Musser, and P. R. Hemmer, “Observation of Ultraslow and Stored Light Pulses in a Solid,” Phy. Rev. Lett. 88, 023602-1–023602-4 (2002).

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, “Observation of Ultraslow Light Propagation in a Ruby Crystal at Room Temperature,“ Phy. Rev. Lett. 90, 113903-1–13903-4 (2003).
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Phys. Rev. A (3)

M. S. Shahriar, G. S. Pati, R. Tripathi, V. Gopal, and M. Messall, “Ultrahigh enhancement in absolute and relative rotation sensing using fast and slow light,” Phys. Rev. A 75, 053807-1–053807-10 (2007).
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A. M. Steinberg and R. Y. Chiao, “Dispersionless, highly superluminal propagation in a medium with a gain doublet,“ Phys. Rev. A 49, 2071–2075 (1994).
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A. Dogariu, A. Kuzmich, and L. J. Wang “Transparent anomalous dispersion and superluminal light-pulse propagation at a negative group velocity,“ Phys. Rev. A 63, 053806-1–053806-12 (2001).
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Phys. Rev. Lett. (5)

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, “Storage of Light in Atomic Vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783–786 (2001).
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S. E. Harris and Y. Yamamoto, “Photon Switching by Quantum Interference,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3611–3614 (1998).
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A. Shumelyuk, K. Shcherbin, S. Odoulov, B. Sturman, E. Podivilov, and K. Buse, “Slowing Down of Light in Photorefractive Crystals with Beam Intensity Coupling Reduced to Zero,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 243604-1–243604-4 (2004).
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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).
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G. S. Pati, M. Salit, K. Salit, and M. S. Shahriar, “Demonstration of a Tunable-Bandwidth White Light Interferometer using Anomalous Dispersion in Atomic Vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 133601-1–133601-4 (2007).
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Other (2)

M. Salit and M. S. Shahriar are preparing a manuscript to be called “Enhancement of Sensitivity-Bandwidth Product of Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors using White Light Cavities.”

M. S. Shahriar and M. Salit are preparing a manuscript to be called, “A Fast-Light Enhanced Zero-Area Sagnac Ring Laser Gravitational Wave Detector.” http://lapt.eecs.northwestern.edu/preprints/FE-ZASRL-GWD.pdf

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Energy levels in D2 line of 85Rb used in Raman gain and depletion experiment.

Fig 2.
Fig 2.

Experimental arrangement. PBS: polarizing beam splitter, AOM: acousto-optic modulator, D: photodiode

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Measured gain and depletion for Raman Pump (red) and Raman Probe (blue) (b) corresponding dispersions measured using the heterodyne technique

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Slowed probe pulse due to Raman gain induced positive dispersion.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Advancement of pump pulse (fast light) due to Raman depletion induced negative dispersion.

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