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Mid-band zero group velocity in slow light structures
Author(s): Jacob Scheuer; Ori Weiss
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Paper Abstract

We study theoretically slow light structures exhibiting zero group velocity in middle of the Brillouin zone. We find that in order to exhibit a mid-band group velocity point in its dispersion relation, a slow-light structure must possess two distinct optical paths supporting counter-propagating power flows. This is in contrast to conventional slow-light structures which exhibit zero group velocity only at the edge of their Brillouin zone, which indicates the emergence of a standing wave.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7949, Advances in Slow and Fast Light IV, 79490K (17 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.880788
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Jacob Scheuer, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Ori Weiss, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7949:
Advances in Slow and Fast Light IV
Selim M. Shahriar; Philip R. Hemmer, Editor(s)

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