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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 6 — Mar. 21, 2005
  • pp: 2196–2200

Design and characterization of a tunable polarization-independent resonant grating filter

Guido Niederer, Wataru Nakagawa, Hans Peter Herzig, and Hans Thiele  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 6, pp. 2196-2200 (2005)

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We present the design, analysis and characterization of a polarization-independent tunable resonant grating filter. Polarization independence is achieved by setting the plane of incidence parallel to the grating grooves and optimizing the fill factor to obtain a strong reflection peak for all incident polarization states. Experimental measurements show that approximate angular insensitivity to the input polarization orientation concurrent with tunability over a wavelength range of roughly 1530 nm to 1560 nm is achieved. Modulation of the reflectivity peak shape with variations in the orientation of the incidence plane are observed, and found to be in qualitative agreement with theoretical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance

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Original Manuscript: January 27, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2005
Published: March 21, 2005

Guido Niederer, Wataru Nakagawa, Hans Herzig, and Hans Thiele, "Design and characterization of a tunable polarization-independent resonant grating filter," Opt. Express 13, 2196-2200 (2005)

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