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In this example, we will demonstrate how INTERCONNECT can be used to design and simulate a Fabry-Perot resonator.




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Related publications

A. R. M. Zain, N. P. Johnson, M. Sorel, and R. M. De La Rue, "Ultra high quality factor one dimensional photonic crystal/photonic wire micro-cavities in silicon-on-insulator (SOI)," Opt. Express 16, 12084-12089 (2008).



Problem definition: More details

The Fabry-Perot etalon is the most basic optical resonator. The varying transmission function of an etalon is caused by interference between the multiple reflections of light between two reflecting surfaces:



There are two basic ways to simulate a Fabry-Perot resonator in INTERCONNECT. We can start by adding two optical mirrors and a straight waveguide from the element library to the schematic editor to construct the Fabry-Perot cavity.



Alternatively, we can also use the Fabry-Perot Resonator element from the element library to model the resonator directly:


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