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Slow and Fast Light
Salt Lake City, Utah United States
July 8, 2007
ISBN: 1-55752-844-6
Photonic Crystal Waveguides (SWB)

Slow Light in Tapered Negative-Refractive-Index Waveguides

Kosmas Tsakmakidis and Ortwin Hess


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We analytically demonstrate that a lightwave propagating along an adiabatically tapered left-handed waveguide can efficiently be brought to a complete standstill, while allowing for more than 90% in-coupling from an ordinary dielectric waveguide.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5530) Optoelectronics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

K. Tsakmakidis and O. Hess, " Slow Light in Tapered Negative-Refractive-Index Waveguides," in Integrated Photonics and Nanophotonics Research and Applications / Slow and Fast Light, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper SWB5.

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