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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 9–13

Dual-channel dispersionless slow light based on plasmon-induced transparency

Xiaoxiang Han  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 1, pp. 9-13 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.53.000009


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Abstract

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.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(200.4490) Optics in computing : Optical buffers
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: August 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 19, 2013
Published: December 23, 2013

Citation
Xiaoxiang Han, "Dual-channel dispersionless slow light based on plasmon-induced transparency," Appl. Opt. 53, 9-13 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-53-1-9


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