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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 4320–4327

Mechanically tunable optical filters with a microring resonator

Dooyoung Hah, John Bordelon, and Dan Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 22, pp. 4320-4327 (2011)

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A new type of optical filter based on mechanical tuning and a microring resonator is proposed. The proposed filter is expected to consume much less standing power compared to the conventional thermo-optic and carrier-injection tunable filters. In this work, two methods are used to prove the concept of the proposed device: (1) the analytical method and (2) the finite-difference time-domain method. The dependence of the filter characteristics on some of the device parameters is studied as well.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(230.4685) Optical devices : Optical microelectromechanical devices
(230.7408) Optical devices : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: May 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2011
Published: July 22, 2011

Dooyoung Hah, John Bordelon, and Dan Zhang, "Mechanically tunable optical filters with a microring resonator," Appl. Opt. 50, 4320-4327 (2011)

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