A comparative study of the reflection spectral resonances in weakly and strongly modulated subwavelength gratings is presented. The effects of strong modulation in resonant subwavelength gratings have been largely ignored in the literature. We show that the spectral stability of resonances as a function of angle of incidence around normal can be greatly enhanced with strongly modulated gratings while the desirable narrow linewidth associated with weakly modulated gratings is still maintained.
© 2000 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 6, 1999
Revised Manuscript: March 20, 2000
Manuscript Accepted: March 20, 2000
Published: July 1, 2000
David L. Brundrett, Elias N. Glytsis, Thomas K. Gaylord, and Jon M. Bendickson, "Effects of modulation strength in guided-mode resonant subwavelength gratings at normal incidence," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 17, 1221-1230 (2000)