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Photonic crystal narrow filters with two neighboring waveguides and a semiconducting point defect

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A tunable filter is demonstrated based on a squared lattice two-dimensional photonic crystal. The filter is formed by a single semiconducting point defect and two neighboring waveguides. Modal properties of the defect modes and the transmittance of the proposed system are analyzed using supercell method and finite difference time domain method, respectively. We show that there is a narrow pass band for each temperature between 218 and 240 Kelvin. The peak of the pass band transmittance and the frequency can be highly tunable with the temperature of an intrinsic semiconducting point defect. Also, we have showed that the frequency and temperature of the desired high transmitted filter do not sensitive on the cavity size.

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Dehghan, S., Barvestani, J. Photonic crystal narrow filters with two neighboring waveguides and a semiconducting point defect. Opt Quant Electron 49, 315 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11082-017-1143-z

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