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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 8 — Apr. 17, 2006
  • pp: 3129–3137

Highly selective and compact tunable MOEMS photonic crystal Fabry-Perot filter

S. Boutami, B. Ben Bakir, J.-L. Leclercq, X. Letartre, P. Rojo-Romeo, M. Garrigues, P. Viktorovitch, I. Sagnes, L. Legratiet, and M. Strassner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 8, pp. 3129-3137 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.003129


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Abstract

The authors report a compact and highly selective tunable filter using a Fabry-Perot resonator combining a bottom micromachined 3-pair-InP/air-gap Bragg reflector with a top photonic crystal slab mirror. It is based on the coupling between radiated vertical cavity modes and waveguided modes of the photonic crystal. The full-width at half maximum (FWHM) of the resonance, as measured by microreflectivity experiments, is close to 1.5nm (around 1.55μm). The presence of the photonic crystal slab mirror results in a very compact resonator, with a limited number of layers. The demonstrator was tuned over a 20nm range for a 4V tuning voltage, the FWHM being kept below 2.5nm. Bending of membranes is a critical issue, and better results (FWHM≡0.5nm) should be obtained on the same structure if this technological point is fixed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2230) Diffraction and gratings : Fabry-Perot
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: February 15, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 29, 2006
Published: April 17, 2006

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Citation
S. Boutami, B. Ben Bakir, J.-L. Leclercq, X. Letartre, P. Rojo-Romeo, M. Garrigues, P. Viktorovitch, I. Sagnes, L. Legratiet, and M. Strassner, "Highly selective and compact tunable MOEMS photonic crystal Fabry-Perot filter," Opt. Express 14, 3129-3137 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-8-3129


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