Design and characterization of multiple coupled microring based wavelength demultiplexer in silicononinsulator (SOI)

Hazura Haroon, Sahbudin Shaari, P. Susthitha Menon N V Visvanathan, B. Mardiana, A. R. Hanim, Norhana Arsad, Burhanuddin Yeop Majlis, W. M. Mukhtar, Huda Abdullah

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Abstract

We report in this paper, an optimized design and characterization of SOI based single mode, four channels wavelength demultiplexer using microrings. The usage of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) allows a wide free spectral range (FSR) for the device that is crucial in developing ultra-compact integrations of planar lightwave circuits (PLCs). The characterizations are done using Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) mode simulations from RSOFT. Serially cascaded microring arrays up to the third order are presented to study the design trade-off among the FSR, Q-factor and optical losses of the laterally coupled wavelength demultiplexer. The demultiplexer is expected to be working at C-band region of Wavelength Division Multilplexing (WDM) for a wavelength around 1550 nm. Our proposed demultiplexer has low insertion loss (< 0.5 dB) and a crosstalk around 12 ∼ 19 dB.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1250004
JournalJournal of Nonlinear Optical Physics and Materials
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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Keywords

  • Microring resonator
  • silicon photonic
  • silicon-on-insulator
  • wavelength demultiplexer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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