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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 26 — Dec. 21, 2009
  • pp: 23544–23555

Tunable guided-mode resonances in coupled gratings

Hahn Young Song, Sangin Kim, and Robert Magnusson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 26, pp. 23544-23555 (2009)

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We present a rigorous numerical analysis on tunable characteristics of guided-mode resonances (GMRs) in coupled gratings. Two schemes of strong and negligible evanescent coupling of guided modes are treated. Both show wide range tunability. In the case of strong evanescent coupling, independent control of the center wavelength and the linwidth of the resonance is obtained via variations of a gap size between the gratings and lateral alignment conditions. We believe that this characteristic will provide a useful means to realize a tunable filter in conjunction with micro/nano-electromechanical system technologies. We also present a generalized theoretical analysis on the tunable characteristics of the GMRs in coupled gratings, which is qualitatively in good agreement with the numerical analysis.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: October 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 2, 2009
Published: December 8, 2009

Hahn Young Song, Sangin Kim, and Robert Magnusson, "Tunable guided-mode resonances in coupled gratings," Opt. Express 17, 23544-23555 (2009)

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