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Micromachines 2012, 3(2), 204-217; doi:10.3390/mi3020204

Efficient Design of Coupled Microcavities at Optical Frequencies

1,* , 2 and 2
1 Department of Physics, The American University in Cairo, AUC ave, New Cairo, P.O. Box 74, Cairo 11835, Egypt 2 Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada
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Received: 1 February 2012 / Revised: 2 March 2012 / Accepted: 20 March 2012 / Published: 23 March 2012
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Simple and efficient approaches for filter design at optical frequencies using a large number of coupled microcavities are proposed. The design problem is formulated as an optimization problem with a unique global solution. Various efficient filter designs are obtained at both the drop and through ports. Our approaches are illustrated through a number of examples.
Keywords: microcavities; ring resonators; optical filters; convex optimization microcavities; ring resonators; optical filters; convex optimization
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Swillam, M.A.; Ahmed, O.S.; Bakr, M.H. Efficient Design of Coupled Microcavities at Optical Frequencies. Micromachines 2012, 3, 204-217.

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