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Potential of slowlight in photonic crystal
Author(s): Toshihiko Baba; Daisuke Mori
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Paper Abstract

Light showing extremely slow propagation (known as "slow light") can produce various effects such as compression of optical signals, buffering, convolution integral calculation, beam forming, enhancement of optical absorption, gain, non-linearity, and so on. To generate such light, very large material and structural dispersions are used. Photonic crystal waveguides are good candidates for many device applications since they can easily generate slow light at room temperature. This paper discusses the potential of slow light devices while explaining some critical issues, such as the delay-band product and the dispersion compensation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6351, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices III, 63511Z (4 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.690817
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Toshihiko Baba, Yokohama National Univ. (Japan)
Daisuke Mori, Yokohama National Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6351:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices III
Sang Bae Lee; Yan Sun; Kun Qiu; Simon C. Fleming; Ian H. White, Editor(s)

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