Wide-bandwidth, tunable, multiple-pulse-width optical delays using slow light in cesium vapor

Phys Rev Lett. 2007 Apr 13;98(15):153601. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.153601. Epub 2007 Apr 10.


We demonstrate an all-optical delay line in hot cesium vapor that tunably delays 275 ps input pulses up to 6.8 ns and 740 input ps pulses up to 59 ns (group index of approximately 200) with little pulse distortion. The delay is made tunable with a fast reconfiguration time (hundreds of ns) by optically pumping out of the atomic ground states.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.