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Journal Article


Optical Engineering, Volume 57, Issue 4, p.1 - 9 - 9 (2018)



A micro/nanofabrication feasible compact photonic crystal (PC) ring-resonator-based channel drop filter has been designed and analyzed for operation in C and L bands of communication window. The four-channel demultiplexer consists of ring resonators of holes in two-dimensional PC slab. The proposed assembly design of dense wavelength division multiplexing setup is shown to achieve optimal quality factor, without altering the lattice parameters or resonator size or inclusion of scattering holes. Transmission characteristics are analyzed using the three-dimensional finite-difference time-domain simulation approach. The radiation loss of the ring resonator was minimized by forced cancelation of radiation fields by fine-tuning the air holes inside the ring resonator. An average cross talk of −34  dB has been achieved between the adjacent channels maintaining an average quality factor of 5000. Demultiplexing is achieved by engineering only the air holes inside the ring, which makes it a simple and tolerant design from the fabrication perspective. Also, the device footprint of 500  μm2 on silicon on insulator platform makes it easy to fabricate the device using e-beam lithography technique.


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T. Sreenivasulu, Dr. Kaustav Bhowmick, Samad, S. Abdul, Yadunath, T. Illam Rame, Badrinarayana, T., Hegde, G. M., and Srinivas, T., “Photonic crystal ring resonator-based four-channel dense wavelength division multiplexing demultiplexer on silicon on insulator platform: design and analysis”, Optical Engineering, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 1 - 9 - 9, 2018.