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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2009
  • pp: 3250–3254

Two-dimensional photonic crystal for optical channel separation in azo polymers

Hamidreza Karimi-Alavijeh, Gholam-Mohammad Parsanasab, Mohammad-Amin Baghban, and Alireza Gharavi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 17, pp. 3250-3254 (2009)

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We have fabricated a two-dimensional photonic crystal that functions as a two-channel add/drop filter on azo-functionalized polymeric films using a fast, direct-writing method. By properly adjusting the resonance, this structure can be used as a multichannel add/drop filter in the plane of the film. Here, we were able to separate two channels at 1555.7 and 1570.7 nm with attenuation of 13.1 dB and FWHM of 6.7 nm for each channel. The separated channels were directed towards the sides at an approximately 90 ° angle with respect to the input direction.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: March 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 8, 2009
Published: June 8, 2009

Hamidreza Karimi-Alavijeh, Gholam-Mohammad Parsanasab, Mohammad-Amin Baghban, and Alireza Gharavi, "Two-dimensional photonic crystal for optical channel separation in azo polymers," Appl. Opt. 48, 3250-3254 (2009)

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