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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 2126–2132

Resonance waveguide reflectors with semi-wide bandwidth at the visible wavelengths

Toni Saastamoinen, Tapani Alasaarela, Anni Lehmuskero, Ismo Vartiainen, Noora Heikkilä, and Markku Kuittinen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 2126-2132 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.002126


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Abstract

We present a resonance waveguide grating with relatively wide bandwidth in the visible region of the spectrum compared to typical resonance structures. The reflective properties of the grating are based on amorphous atomic layer deposited titanium dioxide which has rather high refractive index at the visible wavelengths. The resonance grating provides approximately 20–30 nm bandwidth with over 90% reflectance at the visible wavelengths. The measured reflectances of the fabricated elements show also very good agreement with the theoretical predictions. These kind of reflectors may be useful in applications that make use of LED sources.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(050.5745) Diffraction and gratings : Resonance domain
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 27, 2010
Published: January 20, 2011

Citation
Toni Saastamoinen, Tapani Alasaarela, Anni Lehmuskero, Ismo Vartiainen, Noora Heikkilä, and Markku Kuittinen, "Resonance waveguide reflectors with semi-wide bandwidth at the visible wavelengths," Opt. Express 19, 2126-2132 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-3-2126


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