330. D. A. B. Miller, "Performance Limit for Optical Components,"
European Optical Society Annual Meeting 2006, Paris, France, 16-19
October 2006, TOM3 Nanophotonics, Metamaterials and Optical
Microcavities, 14:00, Thursday, 19 Oct. 2006.
We show a general limit to performance of dispersive
optical components based on a limit to the
number of orthogonal waves that can be generated by an object of given
composition. The limit applies generally to linear systems,
including nanophotonic structures, and is
illustrated with a one-dimensional example of dispersing pulses.
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