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Phys Rev Lett. 2005 Mar 11;94(9):093902. Epub 2005 Mar 11.

Resonant optical interactions with molecules confined in photonic band-gap fibers.

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  • 1School of Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA.

Abstract

We investigate resonant nonlinear optical interactions and demonstrate induced transparency in acetylene molecules in a hollow-core photonic-band-gap fiber at 1.5 mum. The induced spectral transmission window is used to demonstrate slow-light effects, and we show that the observed broadening of the spectral features is due to collisions of the molecules with the inner walls of the fiber core. Our results illustrate that such fibers can be used to facilitate strong coherent light-matter interactions even when the optical response of the individual molecules is weak.

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