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Single-mode operation in the slow-light regime using oscillatory waves in generalized left-handed heterostructures

Tsakmakidis, KL, Klaedtke, A, Aryal, DP, Jamois, C and Hess, O (2006) Single-mode operation in the slow-light regime using oscillatory waves in generalized left-handed heterostructures APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 89 (20). ? - ?. ISSN 0003-6951

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Abstract

The authors present an exact, analytic study of oscillatory modes guided by generalized asymmetric two-dimensional planar heterostructures with negative refractive index in either the core or the cladding. It is shown that, in sharp contrast to normal dielectric configurations, these waveguides always possess a frequency region where the second-order oscillatory mode may exist alone and allow for attaining zero group velocity under weak guidance conditions. In addition the mode has a field distribution that renders it excitable with an end-fire approach, making such structures attractive for applications requiring slow light. Advantages compared to previous methods of slowing or stopping light are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Applied, Physics
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:07
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:26
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/221

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