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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2006
  • pp: 7286–7293

Optically tunable guided-mode resonance filter

Dennis W. Dobbs and Brian T. Cunningham  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 28, pp. 7286-7293 (2006)

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We have demonstrated a guided-mode resonance filter (GMRF) whose properties are tunable with laser illumination through the incorporation of a nonlinear dye. Laser illumination causes a change in the refractive index of the dye-doped portion of the structure, leading to controlled tuning of the GMRF reflectance spectrum. Changes in the refractive index of dye-doped regions are proportional to the intensity of the incident laser beam and are as high as Δ n = 0.09 . The reflectance tuning effect occurs on a time scale of many seconds and is completely reversible upon termination of the laser illumination.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: February 2, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 22, 2006

Dennis W. Dobbs and Brian T. Cunningham, "Optically tunable guided-mode resonance filter," Appl. Opt. 45, 7286-7293 (2006)

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