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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2014
  • pp: 413–416

Multi-wavelength filters in silicon using superposition sidewall Bragg grating devices

Michael J. Strain, Stephen Thoms, Douglas S. MacIntyre, and Marc Sorel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 2, pp. 413-416 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000413


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Abstract

Multiple-filter stopbands, with the potential to be nonuniformly spaced in frequency, are realized in a single integrated Bragg grating device on silicon. By utilizing a superposition of sidewall relief grating functions, N individual filter responses can be fabricated with a device length N× shorter than the equivalent serial set of gratings. Arbitrary combinations of eight-basis filter responses were demonstrated as selected by an eight-bit pseudorandom number generator, showing the flexibility of the complex Bragg grating device design.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 12, 2013
Published: January 15, 2014

Citation
Michael J. Strain, Stephen Thoms, Douglas S. MacIntyre, and Marc Sorel, "Multi-wavelength filters in silicon using superposition sidewall Bragg grating devices," Opt. Lett. 39, 413-416 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-2-413


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