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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1758–1764

Corrugated waveguides as resonance optical filters—advantages and limitations

Evgeny Popov and Bozhan Bozhkov  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 1758-1764 (2001)

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The role of the excitation of guided waves propagating in a corrugated dielectric waveguide is discussed in view of the resonance anomalies in reflectivity. Narrow-wavelength filtering properties that are due to these sharp anomalies have been a topic of interest for some time, but a proper understanding of device performances requires an analysis of tolerances with respect to the incident-beam collimation and to waveguide losses. Such an analysis is proposed in this paper, and the conclusion is that the incident-beam divergence plays a critical role in reducing the maximum reflectivity for narrow-band filters.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

Original Manuscript: July 28, 2000
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2000
Manuscript Accepted: November 13, 2000
Published: July 1, 2001

Evgeny Popov and Bozhan Bozhkov, "Corrugated waveguides as resonance optical filters—advantages and limitations," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 1758-1764 (2001)

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