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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 1 — Mar. 1, 2011
  • pp: 82–89

Numerical Investigation of Tunable Band-pass\band-stop Plasmonic Filters with Hollow-core Circular Ring Resonator

Amir Setayesh, Sayyed Reza Mirnaziry, and Mohammad Sadegh Abrishamian  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 82-89 (2011)

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In this paper, we numerically study both band-pass and band-stop plasmonic filters based on Metal-Insulator-Metal (MIM) waveguides and circular ring resonators. The band-pass filter consists of two MIM waveguides coupled to each other by a circular ring resonator. The band-stop filter is made up of an MIM waveguide coupled laterally to a circular ring resonator. The propagating modes of Surface Plasmon Polaritons (SPPs) are studied in these structures. By substituting a portion of the ring core with air, while the outer dimensions of the ring resonator are kept constant, we illustrate the possibility of red-shift in resonant wavelengths in order to tune the resonance modes of the proposed filters. This feature is useful for integrated circuits in which we have limitations on the outer dimensions of the filter structure and it is not possible to enlarge the dimension of the ring resonator to reach to longer resonant wavelengths. The results are obtained by a 2D finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method. The introduced structures have potential applications in plasmonic integrated circuits and can be simply fabricated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices

Original Manuscript: December 10, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 28, 2011
Published: March 25, 2011

Amir Setayesh, Sayyed Reza Mirnaziry, and Mohammad Sadegh Abrishamian, "Numerical Investigation of Tunable Band-pass\band-stop Plasmonic Filters with Hollow-core Circular Ring Resonator," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 15, 82-89 (2011)

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