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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2011
  • pp: 436–438

Widely tunable monolithic narrowband grating filter for near-infrared radiation

Frank Brückner, Stefanie Kroker, Daniel Friedrich, Ernst-Bernhard Kley, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 4, pp. 436-438 (2011)

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We propose a monolithic narrowband guided-mode grating filter in fused silica that is widely tunable in the near-IR wavelength region. Based on a recently demonstrated approach for a monolithic reflector comprising an encapsulated grating, we theoretically investigate such a device by means of rigorous modeling aimed at a narrow linewidth. It is demonstrated that upon a spatial variation of the filter’s grating period its resonance wavelength can be tuned in a remarkably wide range of near-IR radiation with 800 nm < λ res < 1600 nm by translating the laser beam relative to the grating area. The filter performance in terms of linewidth and contrast is essentially preserved over the entire tuning interval.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures
(230.7408) Optical devices : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: December 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 24, 2010
Published: January 31, 2011

Frank Brückner, Stefanie Kroker, Daniel Friedrich, Ernst-Bernhard Kley, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Widely tunable monolithic narrowband grating filter for near-infrared radiation," Opt. Lett. 36, 436-438 (2011)

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