Abstract

A guided-mode resonant filter with low sideband reflections is proposed. It is shown that, for serious reduction of out-of band reflectance, the combination of waveguide-grating filter design with conventional antireflective stack design methods is not adequate. To achieve symmetrical low sideband reflectances, independent control of various layer thicknesses is necessary. At a given illumination angle with appropriate control of the waveguide thickness, a specific resonant grating filter is designed whose out-of-band reflectance on both sides of the resonant peak is well below 10-4. Even 50 nm away from the peak, on both sides, the out-of-band reflectance remains below 10-3. Analysis of the variation in the main manufacturing parameters indicates that such filters can be reliably produced with present-day technologies.

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Erdogan, T.

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Macleod, H. A.

Magnusson, R.

Maldonado, T. A.

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Morris, G. M.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Stockermans, R. J.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Wang, S. S.

Wilke, R.

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Appl. Opt. (3)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

R. Magnusson, S. S. Wang, “New principle for optical filters,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 1022–1024 (1992).
[CrossRef]

A. Sharon, D. Rosenblatt, A. A. Friesem, “Narrow spectral bandwidths with grating waveguide structures,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 69, 4154–4156 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (5)

Opt. Eng. (1)

D. Shin, S. Tibuleac, T. A. Maldonado, R. Magnusson, “Thin-film optical filters with diffractive elements and waveguides,” Opt. Eng. 37, 2634–2646 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (4)

M. T. Gale, “Zero-order grating microstructures,” in Optical Document Security, R. L. van Renesse, ed. (Artech House, Boston, Mass., 1994), pp. 187–205.

J. A. Cox, R. A. Morgan, R. Wilke, C. Ford, “Guided-mode grating resonant filters for VCSEL applications,” in Diffractive and Holographic Device Technologies, I. Chinrich, S. H. Lee, eds., Proc. SPIE3291, 70–76 (1998).

GSOLVER, from the Grating Solver Development Company, P.O. Box 353, Allen, Tex. 75002 ( http://www.gsolver.com ).

TFCalc 3.3, Software Spectra, Inc.14025 NW Harvest Lane, Portland, Oreg. 97229 ( http://www.sspectra.com ).

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