I have proposed a dual-channel dispersionless slow-light waveguide system based on plasmon-induced transparency. By appropriately tuning the stub depth, two transparency windows in the transmission spectrum can be achieved due to the destructive interference between the electromagnetic fields from the three stubs. Two flat bands can be achieved in the transparency windows, which have nearly constant group indices over the bandwidth of 2 THz. The analytical results show that the group velocity dispersion parameters of the two channels equal zero, which indicates that the incident pulse can be slowed down without distortion. The proposed plasmonic waveguide system can realize slow-light effect without pulse distortion, and thus can find important applications on slow-light systems, optical buffers, and all-optical signal processors in highly integrated optical circuits.
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Optics at Surfaces
Original Manuscript: August 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 19, 2013
Published: December 23, 2013
Xiaoxiang Han, "Dual-channel dispersionless slow light based on plasmon-induced transparency," Appl. Opt. 53, 9-13 (2014)