Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Slow and frozen light in optical waveguides with multiple gratings: Degenerate band edges and stationary inflection points

Gutman, Nadav; de Sterke, C Martijn; Sukhorukov, Andrey; Botten, Lindsay

Description

We show that a waveguide with multiple gratings can have a modal dispersion relation which supports frozen light. This means that light can be coupled efficiently to low group velocity modes of an optical waveguide or can even have finite coupling to zero group velocity modes. These effects are associated with stationary points in the dispersion of the form ω-ωo ⊃(k⊃-ko⊃)m, for integer order m>1, around a center frequency ωo and wave number ko. Stationary points of any order can be created, not...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/61487
Source: Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.85.033804

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Gutman_Slow_and_frozen_light_in_2012.pdf1.82 MBAdobe PDF    Request a copy


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  20 July 2017/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator