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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 13, 2009
  • pp: 6347–6356

Sharp edge wavelength filters utilizing multilayer photonic crystals

Yasuo Ohtera, Yoshihiko Inoue, and Takayuki Kawashima  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 6347-6356 (2009)

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A novel configuration of dielectric multilayer wavelength filters for enabling sharp cut-off characteristics is proposed. By applying perturbations to the multilayer structures such as corrugation or lateral film isolation, deep optical stopbands can be created as a result of the coupling between the obliquely and horizontally propagating light waves. Numerical simulation by FDTD revealed that the proposed structure had approximately two to three times larger decay constants than that of unmodulated flat multilayer.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: January 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2009
Published: April 2, 2009

Yasuo Ohtera, Yoshihiko Inoue, and Takayuki Kawashima, "Sharp edge wavelength filters utilizing multilayer photonic crystals," Opt. Express 17, 6347-6356 (2009)

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