Stopping Light in its Tracks

B. J. Eggleton and C. Martijn de Sterke, University of Sydney, Sydney, R. E. Slusher and Peter A. Krug

To control the speed of a light pulse without absorbing its photons, or distorting its shape, is a challenging problem. However, this has been accomplished using fiber gratings, as part of a joint research program of the University of Sydney, the Australian Photonics Research Centre, Lucent Technologies, and the University of Toronto.

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