Publications [#246394] of Daniel J Gauthier

Papers Published
  1. Boyd, RW; Gauthier, DJ; Gaeta, AL; Willner, AE, Maximum time delay achievable on propagation through a slow-light medium, Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 71 no. 2 (2005), pp. 023801(Erratum: 72, 059903 (2005).) [pdf], [doi] .

    We consider the question of whether there are any fundamental limits to the maximum time delay that can be achieved for a pulse propagating through a slow-light medium. We include in our analysis what we consider to be the dominant competing effects, and we show that in principle they do not lead to a limitation on the maximum achievable time delay. From this result we conclude that, through optimization, one should be able to delay a pulse by very many pulse lengths; the ability to do so can have important implications for the use of slow-light methods for applications in photonics. © 2005 The American Physical Society.