Compact wavelength demultiplexer via photonic crystal multimode resonators

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2330-2333
Journal / PublicationJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number10
Online published16 Sep 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014


Wavelength demultiplexers based on photonic crystal resonators are attractive because they may be realized in very small sizes. However, existing designs have a limitation on the size since they all require one resonator for each wavelength and these resonators must be separated. As a possible approach to reduce the size further, we show that a single multimode resonator may be used to separate different wavelengths corresponding to the different resonant frequencies. Specifically, we propose an ultra-compact three-wavelength demultiplexer based on a single multimode resonator in a photonic crystal. The design is obtained by an efficient optimization procedure, and its property is analyzed rigorously by a numerical method, as well as approximately by the temporal coupled mode theory.