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Photonic Metamaterials and Plasmonics
Tucson, Arizona United States
June 7-8, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-55752-892-6
Active Structures (MWA)

Compensation of Losses in Slow-Light Negative-Index Waveguides by Evanescent Pumping

Kosmas L. Tsakmakidis, Edmund I. Kirby, and Ortwin Hess


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Using full-wave simulations we show how the incorporation of thin layers made of an active medium adjacently to the core layer of a negative-index slow-light waveguide can completely remove dissipative optical losses.

© 2010 The Optical Society

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab

K. L. Tsakmakidis, E. I. Kirby, and O. Hess, "Compensation of Losses in Slow-Light Negative-Index Waveguides by Evanescent Pumping," in Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper MWA4.

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