Rigorous reflectance performance analysis of Si3N4 self-suspended subwavelength gratings

Jia Sheng Ye, Yoshiaki Kanamori, Fang Ren Hu, Kazuhiro Hane

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In this paper, we make an investigation into the reflectance performance of the Si3N4 self-suspended subwavelength grating (SSG) via changing several parameters including the incident wavelength, the grating period, the grating thickness and the grating filling ratio. For TM polarization of incidence, numerical results by the rigorous coupled-wave method reveal that the reflectance spectrum of the Si3N4 SSG has a narrow linewidth (less than 1 nm), high peak reflectance (100%), and low side bands (less than 0.5%) simultaneously in the optical telecommunication wavelength region. By using a micro-electromechanical-systems actuator, it is believed that the Si3N4 SSG should serve as tunable optical filters in optical telecommunication systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-237
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb 15


  • Low side bands
  • Narrow linewidth
  • Reflectance performance
  • The self-suspended subwavelength grating
  • Tunable optical filters


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