Highly selective and widely tunable 1.55-μm InP/air-gap micromachined Fabry-Perot filter for optical communications
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters (Volume:10 , Issue: 9, 1259 - 1261)

The authors report, for the first time, a highly selective and widely tunable optical filter at 1.55 μm using a Fabry-Perot resonator with micromachined InP/air-gap distributed Bragg reflectors. The minimum resonance full-width at half-maximum (FWHM), as measured by microreflectivity experiments, is close to 0.4 mm (around 1.55 μm) and is compatible with wavelength-division multiplexing specifications of optical telecommunications. The tuning range is 62 nm for a tuning voltage of 14 V. The FWHM is kept below 1 nm over a 40 nm tuning range.