OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3292–3294

Optical filter with very large stopband ( 300 nm ) based on a photonic-crystal vertical-directional coupler

M. Grande, L. O’Faolain, T. P. White, M. Spurny, A. D’Orazio, and T. F. Krauss  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 21, pp. 3292-3294 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003292


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (320 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We have designed, fabricated, and demonstrated a vertical directional coupler based on the coupling between a polymer waveguide and a W1 photonic crystal waveguide. The filters have a bandwidth of 2 nm within a stopband of Δ λ 300 nm and an on-chip insertion loss of 1 dB . This is the first (to our knowledge) demonstration of a filter with such a large stopband that overcomes the bandwidth limitation of existing filters.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: July 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 22, 2009
Published: October 23, 2009

Citation
M. Grande, L. O'Faolain, T. P. White, M. Spurny, A. D'Orazio, and T. F. Krauss, "Optical filter with very large stopband (≈300 nm) based on a photonic-crystal vertical-directional coupler," Opt. Lett. 34, 3292-3294 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-21-3292


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. M. S. Nawrocka, T. Liu, X. Wang, and R. R. Panepucci, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 071110 (2006). [CrossRef]
  2. B. Timotijevic, G. Mashanovich, A. Michaeli, O. Cohen, V. M. N. Passaro, J. Crnjanski, and G. T. Reed, Chin. Opt. Lett. 7, 56 (2009). [CrossRef]
  3. S. Xiao, M. H. Khan, H. Shen, and M. Qi, Opt. Express 15, 14765 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. M. Popovic, “Theory and design of high-index-contrast microphotonic circuits,” Ph.D thesis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008).
  5. A. R. A. Chalcraft, S. Lam, D. O'Brien, T. F. Krauss, M. Sahin, D. Szymanski, D. Sanvitto, R. Oulton, M. S. Skolnick, A. M. Fox, D. M. Whittaker, H.-Y. Liu, and M. Hopkinson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 241117 (2007). [CrossRef]
  6. S. Noda, M. Fujita, and T. Asano, Nature Mater. 4, 207 (2005). [CrossRef]
  7. C. Grillet, C. Smith, D. Freeman, S. Madden, B. Luther-Davies, E. Magi, D. Moss, and B. Eggleton, Opt. Express 14, 1070 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. M. Galli, D. Bajoni, M. Patrini, G. Guizzetti, D. Gerace, L. C. Andreani, and M. Belotti, Phys. Rev. B 72, 125322 (2005). [CrossRef]
  9. H. Benisty, J. Appl. Phys. 79, 7483 (1996). [CrossRef]
  10. W. Kuang, C. Kim, A. Stapleton, and J. O'Brien, Opt. Lett. 27, 1604 (2002). [CrossRef]
  11. P. E. Barclay, K. Srinivasan, and O. Painter, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 2274 (2003). [CrossRef]
  12. Z. Zhang, U. Andersson, and M. Qiu, Act. Passive Electron. Compon. 2007, doi: 10.1155/2007/78602 (2007).
  13. Z. Xu, J. Wang, Q. He, L. Cao, P. Su, and G. Jin, Opt. Express 13, 5608 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. The fabrication was carried out in the framework of the ePIXnet Nanostructuring Platform for Photonic Integration; see http://www.nanophotonics.eu.
  15. L. O'Faolain, X. Yuan, D. McIntyre, S. Thoms, H. Chong, R. M. De la Rue, and T. F. Krauss, Electron. Lett. 42, 1454 (2006). [CrossRef]
  16. T. P. White, L. O'Faolain, J. Li, L. C. Andreani, and T. F. Krauss, Opt. Express 16, 17076 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. M. Haffner, A. Haug, A. Heeren, M. Fleischer, H. Peisert, T. Chassé, and D. P. Kern, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 25, 2045 (2007). [CrossRef]
  18. J. P. Hugonin, P. Lalanne, T. P. White, and T. F. Krauss, Opt. Lett. 32, 2638 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  19. D. Hofstetter and R. Thornton, Opt. Lett. 22, 1831 (1997). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited