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Slow and Fast Light
Boston, Massachusetts United States
July 13-16, 2008
Fundamental Limitations and New Applications (SWA)

Fundamental Limits in Linear One-Dimensional Slow Light Structures

David A. Miller


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An upper limit can be deduced for the number of bits of delay, depending only on the materials used and independent of detailed design. The proof and applications of this limit will be discussed.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

D. A. Miller, "Fundamental Limits in Linear One-Dimensional Slow Light Structures," in Slow and Fast Light, (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper SWA2.

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