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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1662–1664

Tunable, polarization independent, narrow-band filtering with one-dimensional crossed resonant gratings

A.-L. Fehrembach, K. Chan Shin Yu, A. Monmayrant, P. Arguel, A. Sentenac, and O. Gauthier-Lafaye  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 9, pp. 1662-1664 (2011)

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We propose an optical component for widely tunable, narrow-band filtering. It takes advantage of the tunability properties, with respect to the angle of incidence, of guided-mode resonance filters. The intrinsic polarization sensitivity of the resonances is suppressed by exciting the modes through two identical, differently oriented one- dimensional gratings flanking a thick substrate. An example is provided that theoretically shows a polarization independent peak at 1.6 μm with a Q factor of 13,000 and a reflectivity greater than 99% at resonance, which is tunable over 100 nm . Finally, we discuss the fabrication limitations and conclude that the proposed configuration is realistic.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures
(230.7408) Optical devices : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: January 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2011
Published: April 28, 2011

A.-L. Fehrembach, K. Chan Shin Yu, A. Monmayrant, P. Arguel, A. Sentenac, and O. Gauthier-Lafaye, "Tunable, polarization independent, narrow-band filtering with one-dimensional crossed resonant gratings," Opt. Lett. 36, 1662-1664 (2011)

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