Irreversible coupling by use of dissipative optics.

@article{Greenberg2004IrreversibleCB,
  title={Irreversible coupling by use of dissipative optics.},
  author={Maxim Greenberg and Meir Orenstein},
  journal={Optics letters},
  year={2004},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={451-3}
}
The time reversibility of optical propagation impedes the definite performance of many optical devices, such as couplers, polarization converters, etc. We suggest a novel concept in which we use media with loss and gain, thus breaking the time-reversal characteristics, to achieve a unidirectional optical mode interference and coupling, which is a desirable… CONTINUE READING

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