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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 11 — May. 25, 2009
  • pp: 8983–8997

Highly efficient channel-drop filter with a coupled cavity-based wavelength-selective reflection feedback

Kiazand Fasihi and Shahram Mohammadnejad  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 11, pp. 8983-8997 (2009)

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We have proposed a three-port high efficient channel-drop filter (CDF) with a coupled cavity-based wavelength-selective reflector, which can be used in wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) optical communication systems. The coupling mode theory (CMT) is employed to drive the necessary conditions for achieving 100% drop efficiency. The finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulation results of proposed CDF which is implemented in two dimensional photonic crystals (2D-PC), show that the analysis is valid. In the designed CDF, the drop efficiency larger than 0.95% and the spectral line-width 0.78nm at the center wavelength 1550nm have been achieved.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: January 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 13, 2009
Published: May 14, 2009

Kiazand Fasihi and Shahram Mohammadnejad, "Highly efficient channel-drop filter with a coupled cavity-based wavelength-selective reflection feedback," Opt. Express 17, 8983-8997 (2009)

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