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In the optical network, the quick and accurate alignment with wavelength is an important issue during the channel detection. At this point, a filter having flat-top response characteristic is an effective solution. Based on multiple-step-type Fabry-Perot cavity structure, a novel all-Si-based thermooptical tunable flat-top filter with narrow-band has been fabricated, using our patent silicon-on-reflector bonding technology. The device demonstrated a 1-dB flat-top width of 1 nm, 3-dB band of 3 nm, free spectra range of 8 nm, and the tuning range of 4.6 nm was obtained under the applied voltage of 4 V.