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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 13 — Jun. 22, 2009
  • pp: 10731–10737

A reflective microring notch filter and sensor

Haishan Sun, Antao Chen, and Larry R. Dalton  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 13, pp. 10731-10737 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.010731


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Abstract

We present a new design of wavelength selective reflector composed of a Y junction and a singly coupled microring resonator, and demonstrate its biochemical sensing applications with a prototype device. In contrast with other reflectors like distributed Bragg reflectors, this device acts as notch filter at its reflection port. One promising application of the device is for remote sensing of harsh or inaccessible site, where only one optical fiber is required to transmit the input and reflected light signal over a long distance. The design can also be used to make microring cavity lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 2009
Published: June 11, 2009

Virtual Issues
Vol. 4, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Haishan Sun, Antao Chen, and Larry R. Dalton, "A reflective microring notch filter and sensor," Opt. Express 17, 10731-10737 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-13-10731


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