Plasmonic-Dielectric Systems for High-Order Dispersionless Slow or Stopped Subwavelength Light
Author(s)Karalis, Aristeidis; Joannopoulos, John D.; Soljacic, Marin
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A material platform of multilayered surface-plasmon-dielectric-polariton systems is introduced, along with a new physical mechanism enabling simultaneous cancellation of group-velocity and attenuation dispersion to extremely high orders for subwavelength light of any small positive, negative, or zero group velocity. These dispersion-free systems could have significant impact on the development of nanophotonics, e.g., in the design of efficient and very compact delay lines and active devices. The same dispersion-manipulation mechanism can be employed to tailor at will exotic slow-light dispersion relations.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Materials Science and Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Research Laboratory of Electronics
Phyisical Review Letters
American Physical Society
Karalis, Aristeidis , J. D. Joannopoulos, and Marin SoljaÄ iÄ‡. “Plasmonic-Dielectric Systems for High-Order Dispersionless Slow or Stopped Subwavelength Light.” Physical Review Letters 103.4 (2009): 043906. (c) 2010 The American Physical Society.
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