Why do we need slow light?

Thomas F. Krauss

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Abstract

The extreme speed at which light moves, and the fact that photons do not tend to interact with transparent matter, is of enormous benefit to mankind. It allows us to see deep into the Universe and to transmit data over long distances in optical fibres. So, why slow light down?.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-450
Number of pages3
JournalNature Photonics
Volume2
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008

Keywords

  • CRYSTAL WAVE-GUIDES
  • POWER

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