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Ten years of Nature Physics

Slowly but surely

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In 2006, Nature Physics published a paper reporting a Stern–Gerlach effect for dark polaritons and one revealing the existence of slow-light solitons. Both of these papers have significantly advanced the field of slow-light research.

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Figure 1: Simplified rubidium energy-level diagram showing the conditions for establishing electromagnetically induced transparency and producing a strong slow-light effect.
Figure 2: Transmission spectrum of a fibre Bragg grating.

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Karimi, E., Boyd, R. Slowly but surely. Nature Phys 11, 15–16 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys3210

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