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The cyclic power flow mechanism of slow fast and stopped light in plasmonics
Author(s): Meir Orenstein; Gilad Rosenblatt; Eyal Figenbaum
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Paper Abstract

Surface Plasmon polaritons are unique waves propagating on metal interfaces and exhibiting special dispersion characteristics which include wave slowing (phase velocity) light slowing (group velocity), fast light (negative group velocity) and even stopped light. Here we track the mechanisms for the light slowing and reversing (backward propagation) in a plasmonic structure based on a dielectric gap between two metal plates. Three major driving forces - which are determining the dispersion characteristics were identified and the role of the unique circular light flow in plasmonic structure is discussed

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Date Published: 2 February 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7226, Advances in Slow and Fast Light II, 72260M (2 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.816335
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Meir Orenstein, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
Gilad Rosenblatt, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
Eyal Figenbaum, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7226:
Advances in Slow and Fast Light II
Selim M. Shahriar; Philip R. Hemmer; John R. Lowell, Editor(s)

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