Light incident on periodic structure can be converted into frozen mode with drastically enhanced amplitude and vanishing group velocity. In bounded photonic crystals, the frozen mode can give rise to a giant slow wave resonance.
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A. Figotin and I. Vitebskiy, "Slow Wave Resonance in Photonic Crystals," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FTuB6.
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