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High Sensitivity Interferometers Using Slow- and Fast-Light
This is an optical instrumentation concept for enhancing the spectral sensitivity of interferometers by use of dispersive media, in which the group velocity of light is slowed (slow-light). Conversely, spectrometers can be modified with fast-light dispersive media to reduce the sensitivity, but broaden the measurable spectral range. Applications T...
Published: 6/17/2009   |   Inventor(s): Robert Boyd, Zhimin Shi, Daniel Gauthier
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Category(s): Optics
Side-Coupled Integrated Spaced Sequence of Resonators (SCISSOR)
This device, constructed of a sequence of micro-resonators coupled to an optical waveguide, demonstrates non-linearities and strong dispersive effects, which can be orders of magnitude greater than corresponding effects in traditional photonic devices. The two effects, occurring in ultrashort distances in this novel structure, lead to exotic opt...
Published: 6/17/2009   |   Inventor(s): Robert Boyd, John Heebner
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Category(s): Optics