Experimental observation of the trapped rainbow

Vera N. Smolyaninova, Towson University
Igor Smolyaninov, University of Maryland - College Park
Alexander V. Kildishev, Birck Nanotechnology Center, School of ECE
V. M. Shalaev, Birck Nanotechnology Center and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

Date of this Version

5-2010

Citation

DOI: 10.1063/1.3442501

This document has been peer-reviewed.

 

Abstract

We report on the experimental demonstration of the broadband "trapped rainbow" in the visible frequency range using an adiabatically tapered optical nano waveguide. Being a distinct case of the slow light phenomenon, the trapped rainbow effect could be applied to optical computing and signal processing, such as spectroscopy on a chip, and to providing enhanced light-matter interactions. (C) 2010 American Institute of Physics.

Discipline(s)

Engineering | Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

 

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