The information velocity in "fast light" optical pulse propagation

Michael Stenner


I explore experimentally the nature of information encoded on "fast   light" optical pulses.  Fast light pulses are pulses with a group   velocity faster than the speed of light in vacuum.  In this talk, I   will discuss the nature of the group velocity and of information.  I   will also present recent results indicating that the velocity of   information encoded on fast light pulses remains less than or equal   to the speed of light in vacuum, consistent with the special theory of   relativity.

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