Compact All Pass Transmission Filter using Photonic Crystal Slabs


We show that both the coupled photonic crystal slab and the single photonic crystal slab structure can function as an optical all-pass transmission filter for normally incident light. The filter function is synthesized by designing the spectral properties of guided resonance in the slab. We expect this compact device to be useful for optical communication systems.

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This work was partially supported by the US Army Research Laboratories under Contract No. DAAD17-02-C-0101, and by the National Science Foundation (NSF) grant ECS-0200445. The computational time was provided by the NSF NRAC program.

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Suh, W., Fan, S. Compact All Pass Transmission Filter using Photonic Crystal Slabs. MRS Online Proceedings Library 817, 55–60 (2004).

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