Highly efficient in-plane channel drop filter in a two-dimensional heterophotonic crystal

Takano, Hitomichi; Bong-Shik Song; Asano, Takashi; Noda, Susumu
June 2005
Applied Physics Letters;6/13/2005, Vol. 86 Issue 24, p241101
Academic Journal
Improvements in the channel drop efficiency of an in-plane drop filter in a two-dimensional photonic crystal slab are presented, using a device consisting of two photonic crystal slabs with different lattice constants. It is theoretically shown that drop efficiencies much higher than the maximum of 25% for a conventional configuration are achievable when utilizing reflections at the photonic crystal heterostructure interface. Additionally, the higher drop efficiency is found to be less sensitive to structural fluctuations. Drop operations with efficiencies of more than 80% are experimentally demonstrated by the fabricated devices.


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