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.
© 2007 OSA
(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.