Abstract

The performance of various slow light schemes is analyzed from the point of view of power dissipation per stored bit. It is shown that the dissipated power increases quite nonlinearly with storage capacity, and that the schemes based on low-loss photonic structures with distributed amplifiers hold indisputable advantage over other schemes.

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[CrossRef]

J. E. Sharping, Y. Okawachi, and A. L. Gaeta, Opt. Express 13, 6092 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Y. Song, M. G. Herraez, and L. Thevenaz, Opt. Lett. 29, 1782 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Y. A. Vlasov, M. O'Boyl, H. F. Hamann, and S. J. McNab, Nature 438, 65 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

M. Bajcsy, A. S. Zibrov, and M. D. Lukin, Nature 426, 638 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002 (1)

J. E. Heebner and R. W. Boyd, J. Mod. Opt. 49, 2629 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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A. Kasapi, M. Jain, G. Y. Jin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2447 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Agrawal, G.

G. Agrawal, Fiber Optics Communication Systems (Wiley, 2002), p. 255.

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M. Bajcsy, A. S. Zibrov, and M. D. Lukin, Nature 426, 638 (2003).
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J. E. Heebner and R. W. Boyd, J. Mod. Opt. 49, 2629 (2002).
[CrossRef]

R. W. Boyd and D. J. Gauthier, in Progress in Optics, Vol. 43, E.Wolf, ed. (Elsevier, 2002), Chap. 6, p. 497.
[CrossRef]

Chang-Hasnain, C. J.

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Gaeta, A. L.

Gauthier, D. J.

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[CrossRef]

Hamann, H. F.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Harris, S. E.

A. Kasapi, M. Jain, G. Y. Jin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2447 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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J. E. Heebner and R. W. Boyd, J. Mod. Opt. 49, 2629 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Herraez, M. G.

K. Y. Song, M. G. Herraez, and L. Thevenaz, Opt. Lett. 29, 1782 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Jackson, J. D.

J. D. Jackson, Classical Electromagnetics, 2nd ed. (Wiley, 1975), p. 394.

Jain, M.

A. Kasapi, M. Jain, G. Y. Jin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2447 (1995).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Khurgin, J. B.

Lukin, M. D.

M. Bajcsy, A. S. Zibrov, and M. D. Lukin, Nature 426, 638 (2003).
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L. Zhang and T. Luo, Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference (2006), paper OFP7.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O'Boyl, M.

Y. A. Vlasov, M. O'Boyl, H. F. Hamann, and S. J. McNab, Nature 438, 65 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Okawachi, Y.

Proakis, J. G.

J. G. Proakis, Digital Communications (McGraw-Hill, 2000), Chap. 5.

Sedgwick, F. G.

A. V. Uskov, F. G. Sedgwick, and C. J. Chang-Hasnain, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 731 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Sekaric, L.

Sharping, J. E.

Song, K. Y.

K. Y. Song, M. G. Herraez, and L. Thevenaz, Opt. Lett. 29, 1782 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Thevenaz, L.

K. Y. Song, M. G. Herraez, and L. Thevenaz, Opt. Lett. 29, 1782 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Tucker, R. S.

R. S. Tucker, J. Lightwave Technol. (to be published).

Uskov, A. V.

A. V. Uskov, F. G. Sedgwick, and C. J. Chang-Hasnain, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 731 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Vlasov, Y. A.

F. Xia, L. Sekaric, and Y. A. Vlasov, Opt. Express 14, 3872 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. A. Vlasov, M. O'Boyl, H. F. Hamann, and S. J. McNab, Nature 438, 65 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Xia, F.

Zhang, L.

L. Zhang and T. Luo, Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference (2006), paper OFP7.

Zibrov, A. S.

M. Bajcsy, A. S. Zibrov, and M. D. Lukin, Nature 426, 638 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

A. V. Uskov, F. G. Sedgwick, and C. J. Chang-Hasnain, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 731 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

R. S. Tucker, J. Lightwave Technol. (to be published).

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

J. E. Heebner and R. W. Boyd, J. Mod. Opt. 49, 2629 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Nature (2)

Y. A. Vlasov, M. O'Boyl, H. F. Hamann, and S. J. McNab, Nature 438, 65 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Bajcsy, A. S. Zibrov, and M. D. Lukin, Nature 426, 638 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (2)

J. B. Khurgin, Opt. Lett. 31, 948 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Y. Song, M. G. Herraez, and L. Thevenaz, Opt. Lett. 29, 1782 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

A. Kasapi, M. Jain, G. Y. Jin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2447 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (5)

J. D. Jackson, Classical Electromagnetics, 2nd ed. (Wiley, 1975), p. 394.

R. W. Boyd and D. J. Gauthier, in Progress in Optics, Vol. 43, E.Wolf, ed. (Elsevier, 2002), Chap. 6, p. 497.
[CrossRef]

G. Agrawal, Fiber Optics Communication Systems (Wiley, 2002), p. 255.

L. Zhang and T. Luo, Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference (2006), paper OFP7.

J. G. Proakis, Digital Communications (McGraw-Hill, 2000), Chap. 5.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

a, Tunable optical delay line based on folded amplifiers with distributed loss. b, Gain and index dispersion in the structure.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

a, CROW delay line with distributed gain. b, Delay line based on ring resonators coupled to the bus with optical gain.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

a, Atomic level diagram of the EIT medium. b, Dispersion of the refractive index in an EIT medium.

Equations (9)

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N st = B L ( v g 1 v g 0 1 ) = 4 ln 2 π ( g 0 L ) ( B ω 1 2 ) .
[ 8 ln 2 ] 2 2 ( g 0 L ) ( B ω 1 2 ) 2 = 1 .
g 0 L = 4 2 ln ( 2 ) π N st 2 12 N st 2 ,
ω 1 2 B = ( 8 ln 2 ) 3 2 N st 13 N st .
P 1 = η 1 S ( g 0 L ) h v ( σ τ ) 8 2 π ln ( 2 ) η 1 ( S λ 2 ) ( g 0 L ) h v B N st ,
P dis = P 1 + P 2 = 64 π 2 ( ln 2 ) 2 η 1 h v B N st 3 [ 2 K n sp N st + S λ 2 ] .
P dis = 4 K n sp η 1 h v B 1 ( c α sc N st n ) 2 ,
P dis = f B ( 8 ln 2 ) 2 π ( S λ 2 ) ω P B N st 2 .
P dis = f B ( 3 4 ) ( 8 ln 2 ) 4 π ω P 2 B 2 N st 4 Ω P 2 .

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