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RESEARCH GROUP

Description of Research:

Electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) is a technique for eliminating the effect of a medium on a propagating beam of electromagnetic radiation.  EIT may also be used to eliminate optical self-focusing and to improve the transmission of laser beams through inhomogeneous refracting gases and metal vapors.  Of particular interest to our group, EIT may also be used to make slow light and long biphotons.

Present and recent projects are:

(1)     the use of EIT for the generation of biphotons with a length approaching a microsecond.

(2)     Modulation of single photons and biphotons.

(3)     The experimental demonstration of a quantum-optical effect that we term as nonlocal modulation.

 

(4)     Studies of pair emission at x-ray wavelengths.

 

Harris Group Administrator:

Vivian J. Drew

vdrew@stanford.edu

650-723-0225