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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 8 — Apr. 19, 2004
  • pp: 1605–1610

All-optical tunability of a nonlinear photonic crystal channel drop filter

Nicolae C. Panoiu, Mayank Bahl, and Richard M. Osgood, Jr  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 8, pp. 1605-1610 (2004)

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We report a numerical analysis of an optically tunable channel drop filter that consists of a resonant cavity side-coupled to a waveguide embedded in a two-dimensional nonlinear photonic crystal. We first introduce a numerical method that allows us to calculate the photonic band structure of a nonlinear photonic crystal, as well as the frequency and field profile of cavity and waveguide modes. Then, we use this numerical method to study the dependence of the resonant frequency of a cavity side-coupled to a waveguide, on the optical power in the waveguide.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Photonic crystals and holey fibers

Original Manuscript: February 27, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2004
Published: April 19, 2004

Nicolae C. Panoiu, Mayank Bahl, and Richard M. Osgood, "All-optical tunability of a nonlinear photonic crystal channel drop filter," Opt. Express 12, 1605-1610 (2004)

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