Design of 3-stages Parallel Cascade Micro-ring Resonator Type of Interleave Filter for Optical Communication Application

       Yudi Yuliyus Maulana, Dadin Mahmudin


Filter will be one of the most important components of the next generation of optical communications. Micro-ring resonators have been widely studied as a potential device for dense wavelength filter due to its advantages. In this paper, a waveguide-based microring-resonator type of interleave filter is investigated. The cascade structure is applied to obtain better characteristics of filter spectra. Our calculation shows that, compared with 2-stage or 4-stage cascade, 3-stage cascaded microring resonator has better performance with pass-band width of 22 GHz, ripple ratio < 1 dB, crosstalk of -33 dB for 1×2 interleaver and -24 dB for 1×4 interleaver. Numerical calculation also clearly shows that general optical waveguide types is reasonable as microring resonator with insertion loss < 2 dB



interleave filter; wavelength splitter; microring resonator

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