Slow Light for Sensing
Pp. 118-134 (17)
Michael A. Fiddy
Both patterned periodic or random structures can exhibit large slow down factors associated with
large field enhancements. These properties can be exploited to good effect for a variety of sensing functions.
We describe here some basic mechanisms responsible for these effects and discuss their use. Some
experimental results are reported using porous form-birefringent super-lattice structures which can be scaled
in size for use from microwave to optical frequencies.
Periodic structures, field enhancement, slow light.
Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA