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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 13, 2009
  • pp: 6128–6133

A planar four-port channel drop filter in the three-dimensional woodpile photonic crystal

Daniel Stieler, Anthony Barsic, Rana Biswas, Gary Tuttle, and Kai-Ming Ho  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 6128-6133 (2009)

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A compact planar channel four-port drop filter is developed experimentally and theoretically in the three-dimensional woodpile photonic crystal having a complete band gap. This consists of two waveguides separated by a defect in a single layer of the photonic crystal. Frequencies for channel dropping can be tuned throughout the band gap, by changing the size of the defect. Quality factors of ~1000 were measured. Simulations demonstrate directional energy transfer between the input and out put waveguides, through excitation of fields in the defect region. The planar nature of the filter is much more amenable to fabrication at optical length wavelengths.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: December 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2009
Published: April 1, 2009

Daniel Stieler, Anthony Barsic, Rana Biswas, Gary Tuttle, and Kai-Ming Ho, "A planar four-port channel drop filter in the three-dimensional woodpile photonic crystal," Opt. Express 17, 6128-6133 (2009)

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