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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 2 — Jan. 19, 2009
  • pp: 426–436

Theoretical analysis on the tuning dynamics of the waveguide-grating structures

Shengfei Feng, Xinping Zhang, Jiaoyang Song, Hongmei Liu, and Yanrong Song  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 426-436 (2009)

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We investigate theoretically the tuning properties of the resonant mode of the waveguide-grating structures (WGS). This intends to understand how tuning mechanisms of the waveguide resonance mode depend on the structural and the geometric parameters of the WGS device, which can be used as guidance for the design of biosensors and other optoelectronic devices. The device parameters studied here include the angle of incidence, the thickness and refractive index of the waveguide, the period of the grating, and the refractive indices of the substrate and the medium on top of the grating. In particular, the control of the tuning rate and the adjustment of the tuning range by optimizing the combination of the relevant parameters provide a practical route for the design of biosensor and optical switch.

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OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(300.6550) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, visible
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

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Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: October 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 31, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 31, 2008
Published: January 6, 2009

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