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Lecture Valerii Zapasskii


23 May 2011 FWN-Building 5118.-152, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Dr. Sci. Valerii Zapasskii
Affiliation: St.-Petersburg State University, Russia
Title: Slow light and Occam's razor
Date: Mon May 23, 2011
Start: 12.00
Location: FWN-Building 5118.-152
Host: Victor Malyshev
Telephone: +31 50 363 4784


The effect of slow light, which implies reduction of the light group velocity by many orders of magnitude, is regarded as one of the most fascinating discoveries in quantum optics of the last decade. The most impressive manifestations of slow light were based on the effect of electromagnetically induced transparency observed under rather sophisticated experimental conditions. At the same time, the light pulse delay can be easily imitated by means of classical nonlinear optics. The history of slow light may serve as a remarkable illustration to one of the famous medieval philosophical principles.



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