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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2557–2559

Bandwidth-tunable add–drop filters based on micro-electro-mechanical-system actuated silicon microtoroidal resonators

Jin Yao and Ming C. Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 17, pp. 2557-2559 (2009)

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A bandwidth-tunable filter has been demonstrated based on a micro-electro-mechanical-system (MEMS) actuated single-crystalline silicon microtoroidal resonator. Bandwidth is tuned from 2.8 to 78.4 GHz by voltage control, the largest bandwidth tuning range reported to date to our knowledge in resonator-based filters. A 21.8 dB extinction ratio is attained as a dynamic add–drop filter.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: May 20, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2009
Published: August 19, 2009

Jin Yao and Ming C. Wu, "Bandwidth-tunable add–drop filters based on micro-electro-mechanical-system actuated silicon microtoroidal resonators," Opt. Lett. 34, 2557-2559 (2009)

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