Optical Filter Based On Point Defects in 2D Photonic Crystal Structur



In this paper, we proposed a novel structure for designing all optical filter based on photonic crystal structure. In designing the proposed filter, we simply employed a point defect localized between input and output waveguides as wavelength selecting part of the filter. The initial form of this filter is capable of selecting optical waves at =1560 nm, the transmission efficiency of the filter is 100%. In designing and studying the optical properties of the filter, we used plane wave expansion and finite difference time domain methods. After designing the filter, we studied the impact of different parameters on the filtering behavior of the structure. The total footprint of the filter is less than 100 100 m2. Simplicity of design and ultra-compact dimensions are the most significant characteristics of our filter.


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