The Temporary Capture of Light by a Dielectric FilmAmerican Journal of Physics
AbstractWhen a wave packet of light passes through a dielectric film it is found that at a transmission maximum, the group velocity of the light wave packet within the film attains its minimum value. Similarly, at a transmission minimum, it is found that the group velocity of the light wave packet within the film attains its maximum value. The measurability of this effect is also discussed.
Publisher's StatementCopyright 1985 American Association of Physics Teachers. The article appeared in American Journal of Physics 53 (1985): 968-971 and may be found at http://aapt.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1119/1.14013
Citation InformationLock, James A. "The Temporary Capture of Light by a Dielectric Film." American Journal of Physics 53 (1985): 968-971.