NM09.05.01 : The Delay-Bandwidth Limit in Nanophotonics and Electrostatic Wave Propagation in Time-Modulated Lattices

3:30 PM–4:00 PM Apr 3, 2018 (America - Denver)

PCC North, 200 Level, Room 231 BC

Andrea Alu1 Sander Mann1 Mykhailo Tymchenko1 Dimitrios Sounas1

1, The University of Texas-Austin, Austin, Texas, United States

The delay-bandwidth limit refers to the trade-off between the time delay that can be applied to a signal traveling through a device and its bandwidth. Recently, there have been several studies showing that this bound can be broken in nanophotnics, including time-modulated photonic crystals, nonreciprocal cavities and terminated unidirectional waveguides. In our talk, we will discuss various approaches to overcoming the delay-bandwidth limit, their relation to Lorentz reciprocity, and a novel approach to slow down waves using temporally modulated network, which enables a quasi-electrostatic signal transport with large group velocities over broad bandwidths of operation.