OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1800–1804

Analysis of tunneling times in absorptive and dispersive media

Igor Ilić, Petra P. Beličev, Vitomir Milanović, and Jelena Radovanović  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 11, pp. 1800-1804 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.25.001800


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (279 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Tunneling times in absorptive and dispersive media are considered, as are the relations between them. Group delay and dwell time are used as the most appropriate tunneling time characterizations. A general expression that relates these two quantities, valid for all linear media (with both positive and negative index of refraction), is derived, but particular attention is given to negative index metamaterials. The example of a nonmagnetic, lossless medium with dispersive surroundings was chosen to illustrate the derivation of self-interference time. Existence of the Hartman effect and negative group delay in a certain range of frequencies, in metamaterials, is numerically verified.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.7040) Optics at surfaces : Tunneling
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: June 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 12, 2008
Published: October 9, 2008

Citation
Igor Ilić, Petra P. Beličev, Vitomir Milanović, and Jelena Radovanović, "Analysis of tunneling times in absorptive and dispersive media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 1800-1804 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-25-11-1800

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited