We study wave propagation in a rotating slow-light structure with mode degeneracy. The rotation effectively induces a super-structure that significantly modifies the structure's dispersion relation. Applications to ultra-sensitive integrated optical gyroscopes are discussed.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(000.2690) General : General physics
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2800) Fiber optics and optical communications : Gyroscopes
B. Z. Steinberg, J. Scheuer, and A. Boag, "Slow-Light Waveguides with Mode Degeneracy: Rotation-Induced Superstructures and Optical Gyroscopes," in Slow and Fast Light, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MB3.
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