Publication # 344

344. D. A. B. Miller, “Fundamental limit to optical components,” OSA Annual Meeting “Frontiers in Optics” 2007, San Jose, CA, Sept. 2007, Paper FWO7

We prove an upper bound to performance for linear optical components, completely independent of detailed design. For one-dimensional dispersive and slow light structures, the bound depends only on length and maximum dielectric constant.

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