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Slowing light in all dielectric tapered left-handed waveguide
Author(s): Tsung-Yu Huang; Yue-Jun Lai; Ta-Jen Yen
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Paper Abstract

Slowing light has arisen increasing attentions due to its applications for optical switching, optical hard disk and enhanced photon-matter interaction, especially the system utilizing left-handed tapered waveguide (LHWG) to demonstrate either oscillatory mode or surface plasmon polariton (SPP) mode which are the most possible candidates to be commercialized. But both of them suffer from the loss coming from metal to limit the time to trap photons in the LHWG. Hence, we hire highly contrast dielectric metamaterials as LHWG to reduce the Ohmic loss from metal and demonstrate slowing light effect. Our results are confirmed by introducing E-field (or H-field) distribution and power flow recording in CST simulation software.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8070, Metamaterials VI, 80700J (17 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.888563
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Tsung-Yu Huang, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)
Yue-Jun Lai, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)
Ta-Jen Yen, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8070:
Metamaterials VI
Vladimir Kuzmiak; Peter Markos; Tomasz Szoplik, Editor(s)

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