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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 15 — Jul. 23, 2007
  • pp: 9645–9658

Realization of asymmetric optical filters using asynchronous coupled-microring resonators

Ashok M. Prabhu and Vien Van  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 15, pp. 9645-9658 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.009645


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Abstract

General filter architectures based on asynchronously-tuned, coupled-microring resonators are proposed for realizing optical filters with asymmetric spectral responses. Asymmetric filters enable more complex spectral shapes to be realized which can better meet the demands of more advanced applications than symmetric filters. By adjusting individual transmission zeros of the filter transfer function, the transition bands on the low and high-frequency sides of the passband can be separately optimized to achieve an optimum filter response. A method for synthesizing asymmetric spectral responses based on the energy coupling matrix will also be presented along with numerical examples of high-order asymmetric optical filters. These devices represent new microring-based architectures that can be explored for advanced applications in optical spectral shaping and dispersion engineering.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 7, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2007
Published: July 19, 2007

Citation
Ashok M. Prabhu and Vien Van, "Realization of asymmetric optical filters using asynchronous coupled-microring resonators," Opt. Express 15, 9645-9658 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-15-9645


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