Design of Fourth-Order Series Coupled Microring Filter on Chebyshev Filter Condition


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E99-C    No.2    pp.235-241
Publication Date: 2016/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E99.C.235
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Advances in Photonics Technologies and Their Applications)
microring resonator,  wavelength selective switch,  Butterworth filter,  Chebyshev filter,  

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A new design method for a high-order series-coupled microring filter using Chebyshev filter condition was proposed and its application to the design of a wavelength-selective switch (WSS) was discussed. In the proposed method, the propagation loss in a microring resonator, coupling loss at a coupler, and a free spectral ranges (FSR) in a microring resonator are considered for the first time. It was found that for high-order series coupled microring resonators, the WSS designed using Chebyshev condition has more boxlike filter responses and high extinction ratio, compared with that designed using Butterworth condition, in the case where the round-trip loss in a microring is relatively large. In addition, the fourth-order series-coupled microring WSS with boxlike responses was successfully designed, considering Vernier effect for a larger FSR and shift in resonant wavelength.