Proposed is a waveguide structure in which guided light waves can be trapped via tunneling through thin metamaterial clad layers. This trap is temporary since the trapped light tunnels out completely after a short time.
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K. Kim, "Tunneling-Induced Temporary Light Trapping in Metamaterial-Slab Waveguide," 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 JWD15.
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