Investigation of a channel-add/drop-filtering device using acceptor-type point defects in a two-dimensional photonic-crystal slab

Asano, Takashi; Song, Bong-Shik; Tanaka, Yoshinori; Noda, Susumu
July 2003
Applied Physics Letters;7/21/2003, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p407
Academic Journal
A channel-drop-filtering device using point and line defects in a two-dimensional photonic-crystal slab is investigated. The efficiency to drop light from a line-defect waveguide to the free space via a point-defect cavity is found to be more than 45%, which is very close to the theoretical maximum of the device. The reverse function of the device (channel-add-filtering) is also demonstrated, where photons incident on a point defect from free space are resonantly trapped and transferred to a line-defect waveguide nearby. The spectrum and polarization characteristic of the add-filtering completely agree with those of the drop-filtering. The results indicate that two-dimensional photonic slabs are very promising for realizing ultrasmall optical functional devices.


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