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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 3519–3528

Frozen and broadband slow light in coupled periodic nanowire waveguides

Nadav Gutman, W. Hugo Dupree, Yue Sun, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, and C. Martijn de Sterke  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 3519-3528 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.003519


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Abstract

We develop novel designs enabling slow-light propagation with vanishing group-velocity dispersion (“frozen light”) and slow-light with large delay-bandwidth product, in periodic nanowires. Our design is based on symmetry-breaking of periodic nanowire waveguides and we demonstrate its vailidy through two- and three-dimensional simulations. The slow-light is associated with a stationary inflection point which appears through coupling between forward and backward waveguide modes. The mode coupling also leads to evanescent modes, which enable efficient light coupling to the slow mode.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: December 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 23, 2012
Published: January 30, 2012

Citation
Nadav Gutman, W. Hugo Dupree, Yue Sun, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, and C. Martijn de Sterke, "Frozen and broadband slow light in coupled periodic nanowire waveguides," Opt. Express 20, 3519-3528 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-4-3519


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