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Band dropping devices are widely used in WDM application. In this paper the design of a two-dimensional photonic crystal drop filter is proposed. Different from the configuration reported in literature which are realized by means of a photonic bandgap waveguide and one or more resonant cavities, able to select a signal at desired frequency, the proposed drop filters exploits a novel system of point defects. The design is based on the accurate analysis of higher order resonant modes supported by the system and their parities. The temporal and spectral behavior of the device is studied using plane wave expansion (PWE) and FDTD methods.