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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 25643–25650

Wavelength selective filter based on polarization control in a photonic bandgap structure with a defect

Ana Andres-Arroyo, Peter J. Reece, Craig M. Johnson, Kaushal Vora, Fouad Karouta, and Chennupati Jagadish  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 25643-25650 (2011)

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We present a technique for achieving wavelength specific half-wave retardation upon reflection from an asymmetric one-dimensional photonic band-gap structure with a defect. The approach is based on a high finesse Gires-Tournois type interferometer and makes use of the large mode splitting of TE and TM defect modes that occurs in structures with a wide photonic band-gap. We use this structure to demonstrate a polarization-based selective tuneable filter with a narrow pass-band and wide rejection-band.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(230.7408) Optical devices : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: July 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2011
Published: December 1, 2011

Ana Andres-Arroyo, Peter J. Reece, Craig M. Johnson, Kaushal Vora, Fouad Karouta, and Chennupati Jagadish, "Wavelength selective filter based on polarization control in a photonic bandgap structure with a defect," Opt. Express 19, 25643-25650 (2011)

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