Mechanically tunable optical filters with a microring resonator

Hah D. , Bordelon J., Zhang D.

APPLIED OPTICS, cilt.50, sa.22, ss.4320-4327, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 50 Konu: 22
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1364/ao.50.004320
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.4320-4327


A new type of optical filter based on mechanical tuning and a microring resonator is proposed. The proposed filter is expected to consume much less standing power compared to the conventional thermo-optic and carrier-injection tunable filters. In this work, two methods are used to prove the concept of the proposed device: (1) the analytical method and (2) the finite-difference time-domain method. The dependence of the filter characteristics on some of the device parameters is studied as well. (C) 2011 Optical Society of America