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Fully reconfigurable optomechanical add-drop filters

  title={Fully reconfigurable optomechanical add-drop filters},
  author={Yuechen Lei and Zhifeng Hu and Min Wang and Yifan Gao and Zhan-chun Zuo and Xiulai Xu and Bei-Bei Li},
Fully reconfigurable add-drop filters (ADFs) have important applications in optical communication and information processing. Here we demonstrate a broadly tunable add-drop filter based on a double-disk cavity optomechanical system, side-coupled with a pair of tapered fiber waveguides. By varying the coupling rates between the cavity and the two waveguides, we investigate the depen-dence of the through (drop) efficiency on the coupling rates, which agrees well with the theoretical results. By… 

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