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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 5 — May. 5, 2006

Highly selective and compact tunable MOEMS photonic crystal Fabry-Perot filter

S. Boutami, B. Ben Bakir, J.-L. Leclercq, X. Letartre, P. Rojo-Romeo, M. Garrigues, P. Viktorovitch, I. Sagnes, L. Legratiet, and M. Strassner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 8, pp. 3129-3137 (2006)

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The authors report a compact and highly selective tunable filter using a Fabry-Perot resonator combining a bottom micromachined 3-pair-InP/air-gap Bragg reflector with a top photonic crystal slab mirror. It is based on the coupling between radiated vertical cavity modes and waveguided modes of the photonic crystal. The full-width at half maximum (FWHM) of the resonance, as measured by microreflectivity experiments, is close to 1.5nm (around 1.55μm). The presence of the photonic crystal slab mirror results in a very compact resonator, with a limited number of layers. The demonstrator was tuned over a 20nm range for a 4V tuning voltage, the FWHM being kept below 2.5nm. Bending of membranes is a critical issue, and better results (FWHM≡0.5nm) should be obtained on the same structure if this technological point is fixed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2230) Diffraction and gratings : Fabry-Perot
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: February 15, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 29, 2006
Published: April 17, 2006

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Vol. 1, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

S. Boutami, B. Ben Bakir, J.-L. Leclercq, X. Letartre, P. Rojo-Romeo, M. Garrigues, P. Viktorovitch, I. Sagnes, L. Legratiet, and M. Strassner, "Highly selective and compact tunable MOEMS photonic crystal Fabry-Perot filter," Opt. Express 14, 3129-3137 (2006)

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