Slow light in a hyperbolic metamaterial waveguide cladded with arbitrary nonlinear dielectric materials
We have demonstrated a hyperbolic metamaterial (HMM) waveguide cladded with arbitrary nonlinear dielectric materials to explore the properties of slow light. The HMM proposed in this paper is assumed as a metal–dielectric stack which can lead to slow light phenomena while being cladded by dielectric materials. Both the asymmetric (i.e., linear–HMM–linear case and nonlinear–HMM–linear case) and symmetric (i.e., linear–HMM–linear case and nonlinear–HMM–nonlinear case) dielectric structures are considered to examine the properties of slow light in the paper. The dispersion relations which are required to investigate the properties of slow light are derived and presented in detail. The results show that the metal filling factor, the dielectric permittivities, and the arbitrary nonlinearity have significantly changed the characteristics of slow light. Parameter dependence of the effects is calculated and discussed.
This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Grant no. 11575135.