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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 15 — Jul. 21, 2008
  • pp: 11077–11082

Slow light in a dielectric waveguide with negative-refractive-index photonic crystal cladding

Jinlong He, Yi Jin, Zhi Hong, and Sailing He  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 15, pp. 11077-11082 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.011077


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Abstract

A slow light waveguide made of a dielectric slab inserted in a two-dimensional photonic crystal with a negative effective refractive index is proposed and numerically studied. The waveguide may possess modes with zero group velocity, and its frequency varies with the thickness of the waveguide. A linearly tapered left-handed photonic crystal waveguide is also proposed and studied. It is shown that the so-called 'trapped rainbow' proposed by Tsakmakidis, Boardman, and Hess [1] is difficult to realize due to a coupling of forward- and backward-propagating modes near zero group velocity. However, different frequency components of a broadband excitation can still be separated through partial accumulation at waveguide sections of different thicknesses.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Slow Light

History
Original Manuscript: May 27, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 4, 2008
Published: July 9, 2008

Citation
Jinlong He, Yi Jin, Zhi Hong, and Sailing He, "Slow light in a dielectric waveguide with negative-refractive-index photonic crystal cladding," Opt. Express 16, 11077-11082 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-15-11077


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