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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2446–2458

Photonic crystal channel drop filter with a wavelength-selective reflection micro-cavity

Hongliang Ren, Chun Jiang, Weisheng Hu, Mingyi Gao, and Jingyuan Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 2446-2458 (2006)

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In the paper, a novel three-port channel drop filter in two dimensional photonic crystals (2D PCs) with a wavelength-selective reflection micro-cavity is proposed. In the structure, two micro-cavities are used. One is used for a resonant tunneling-based channel drop filter. The other is used to realize wavelength-selective reflection feedback in the bus wave-guide, which consists of a point defect micro-cavity side-coupled to a line defect waveguide based on photonic crystals. Using coupled mode theory in time, the conditions to achieve 100% drop efficiency are derived thoroughly. The simulation results by using the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method imply that the design is feasible.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: January 17, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 8, 2006
Published: March 20, 2006

Hongliang Ren, Chun Jiang, Weisheng Hu, Mingyi Gao, and Jingyuan Wang, "Photonic crystal channel drop filter with a wavelength-selective reflection micro-cavity," Opt. Express 14, 2446-2458 (2006)

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