Controlling the Velocity of Light: Fundamentals and Applications
Professor Robert W. Boyd
The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, USA.
Tuesday, 3rd July 2007, 3.30PM, EN101, Ground floor, Engineering Building, Hawthorn.
Research performed over the past several years has demonstrated new
methods for controlling the velocity of propagation of light pulses
through material systems. Ultra slow velocities (tens of meters per
second) and ultra fast velocities (including negative velocities)
have been demonstrated. This talk will commence with an overview of
the field of slow and fast light and will include a discussion of some
new ideas for applications of fast and slow light based on the use of
room temperature solids.
Back to 2007 programme