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Ultrahigh reflection from a medium with ultraslow group velocity

Authors
Journal
Physics Letters A
0375-9601
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
296
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0375-9601(02)00044-0
Keywords
  • Slow Light
  • Reflection
  • Electromagnetically-Induced Transparency

Abstract

Abstract We show that an incident wavepacket at the boundary to a medium with extremely slow group velocity, experiences enhanced reflection and a substantial spatial and temporal distortion of the transmitted wavepacket. In the limit of vanishing group velocity, light cannot be transferred into the medium due to its perfect reflectivity.

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