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Integrated narrowband optical filter based on embedded subwavelength resonant grating structures

United States Patent

6,035,089
March 7, 2000
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A resonant grating structure in a waveguide and methods of tuning the performance of the grating structure are described. An apparatus includes a waveguide; and a subwavelength resonant grating structure embedded in the waveguide. The systems and methods provide advantages including narrowband filtering capabilities, minimal sideband reflections, spatial control, high packing density, and tunability.
Grann; Eric B. (Knoxville, TN), Sitter, Jr.; David N. (Tuscon, AZ)
Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation (Oakridge, TN)
08/ 872,884
June 11, 1997
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with United States government support awarded by the United States Department of Energy under contract to Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation. The United States has certain rights in this invention.