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Photonic superlattice: candidate for multiple-channeled filters
Author(s): Chunmei Zhang; Dongdong Wang; Ao Zhang; Fuping Liu
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Paper Abstract

The concept of quantum well and superlattice structures stemmed from the pioneering work in semiconductor technology. Many novel features for electronic properties appear in these electronic heterostructures formed by electronic bands mismatch. Similar to this idea, we propose a photonic superlattice structure and numerically investigate its transmission properties. The structure consists of one two-dimensional photonic crystal with square lattice of parallel dielectric cylinders and in which some rows of cylinders are removed periodically. The transmission band number, number of transmission peaks in each band, frequency, and frequency interval can be tuned as desired via adjusting its structural parameters. With perfect transmission, high quality factors and fine controllability, the photonic superlattice could have potential applications in integrated optical circuits and optical communication systems as multiple-channeled filters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6423, International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 64235I (1 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.780131
Show Author Affiliations
Chunmei Zhang, Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication (China)
Dongdong Wang, Beijing Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Ao Zhang, Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication (China)
Fuping Liu, Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6423:
International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering

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