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Title: Theory of wave-front reversal of short pulses in dynamically tuned zero-gap periodic systems

Abstract

Recently [Sivan and Pendry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 193902 (2011)], we have shown that the wave front of short pulses can be accurately and efficiently reversed by use of simple one-dimensional zero-gap photonic crystals. In this paper, we describe the analytical approach in detail, and discuss specific structures and modulation techniques as well as the required steps for achieving complete time reversal. We also show that our scheme is only very weakly sensitive to material losses and dispersion.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Blackett Laboratory, Department of Physics, Imperial College London, London SW72AZ (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22072188
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 84; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: (c) 2011 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1050-2947
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; MODULATION; ONE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; OPTICAL DISPERSION; PERIODIC SYSTEM; PULSES

Citation Formats

Sivan, Yonatan, and Pendry, John B. Theory of wave-front reversal of short pulses in dynamically tuned zero-gap periodic systems. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.033822.
Sivan, Yonatan, & Pendry, John B. Theory of wave-front reversal of short pulses in dynamically tuned zero-gap periodic systems. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.033822.
Sivan, Yonatan, and Pendry, John B. Thu . "Theory of wave-front reversal of short pulses in dynamically tuned zero-gap periodic systems". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.033822.
@article{osti_22072188,
title = {Theory of wave-front reversal of short pulses in dynamically tuned zero-gap periodic systems},
author = {Sivan, Yonatan and Pendry, John B.},
abstractNote = {Recently [Sivan and Pendry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 193902 (2011)], we have shown that the wave front of short pulses can be accurately and efficiently reversed by use of simple one-dimensional zero-gap photonic crystals. In this paper, we describe the analytical approach in detail, and discuss specific structures and modulation techniques as well as the required steps for achieving complete time reversal. We also show that our scheme is only very weakly sensitive to material losses and dispersion.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.033822},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
issn = {1050-2947},
number = 3,
volume = 84,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {9}
}