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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
San Jose, California United States
May 4-9, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-859-9
Quantum Nonlinear Optics (QFM)

Tunneling Times through Dielectric Stacks

Natalia B. Rutter, Sergey V. Polyakov, Paul Lett, and Alan L. Migdall

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We measure the photon tunneling time through bandgaps of dielectric layer stacks with alternating refractive indices. We observe subtle structural changes in dielectric stacks drastically affecting photon traversal times, allowing for sub- and superluminal effects.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

N. B. Rutter, S. V. Polyakov, P. Lett, and A. L. Migdall, "Tunneling Times through Dielectric Stacks," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper QFM3.

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