Enhancing the light-matter interaction using slow light: towards the concept of dense light
A couple of experiments are here presented to clarify the impact of slow light on light-matter interaction. The experiments are designed, so that the process generating slow light and the probed light-matter interaction only present a marginal cross-effect. The impact of slow light on simple molecular absorption could be separately evaluated under either material or structural slow light propagation in the same medium and led to an entirely different response.
Keywords: Fiber optics ; nonlinear fiber optics ; slow and fast light ; molecular absorption ; stimulated Brillouin scattering ; Optical Wave-Guide ; Electromagnetic Propagation ; Media ; Enhancement ; Sensitivity ; Fibers ; Energy
Record created on 2012-02-09, modified on 2016-12-05