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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 411–413

Optical filter based on two coupled PhC GaAs-membranes

Tiziana Stomeo, Marco Grande, Gabriele Rainò, Adriana Passaseo, Antonella D’Orazio, Roberto Cingolani, Andrea Locatelli, Daniele Modotto, Costantino De Angelis, and Massimo De Vittorio  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 3, pp. 411-413 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000411


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Abstract

We demonstrate an ultracompact optical filter based on two coupled high-index contrast GaAs photonic crystal (PhC) membranes. The PhC membranes consist of a square lattice of air holes and behave as a Fabry–Perot cavity whose reflectivity and transmissivity depend on the air gap between the two membranes. The normal-incidence reflectance measurements and the numerical simulation of reflection spectra show a high sensitivity to the geometrical parameters, such as the distance between the slabs, whose control would make the device suitable for a new class of tunable optical filters.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(220.3740) Optical design and fabrication : Lithography
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: October 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 17, 2009
Published: January 29, 2010

Citation
Tiziana Stomeo, Marco Grande, Gabriele Rainò, Adriana Passaseo, Antonella D'Orazio, Roberto Cingolani, Andrea Locatelli, Daniele Modotto, Costantino De Angelis, and Massimo De Vittorio, "Optical filter based on two coupled PhC GaAs-membranes," Opt. Lett. 35, 411-413 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-3-411


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