We design and experimentally demonstrate an ultra-compact 1310/1550 nm wavelength diplexer based on a multimode interference (MMI) coupler. The proposed device is designed at the first imaging length for 1550 nm wavelength resulting in an MMI length of only 41 µm. In order to improve the extinction ratio, the output ports are made asymmetric in width. A low insertion loss (< 1dB) and high extinction ratio (> 20 dB) is measured at the two operating wavelengths. It also displays a wide 3-dB bandwidth of 100 nm centered around 1310 nm and 1550 nm wavelengths. Furthermore, an on-chip wavelength demultiplexing experiment carried out on the fabricated device, with a non-return-to-zero (NRZ) on-off keying (OOK) signal at 60 Gbit/s, shows clear eye diagrams for both the wavelengths.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics